THE BEST NIGERIAN TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING HOUSES.

Traditional Publishing is still very much an advantageous route to go if you’re looking to turn your manuscript into a published novel. It’s arguably the best as everything from editing to marketing and distribution is left to the publishing house of your choice.

While it is a good means of getting your work out there, it is very important what publishing house you decide to work with as it determines how well your book will do in terms of the overall look and amount of sales.

I’ve curated a list of publishing houses which I believe have helped produce some of the best novels in the country and will someday (hopefully) produce yours.

1. MASOBE BOOKS.

Masobe Books was founded in 2018 but it’s given us some of the best books of 2020. Some of the works published this year include Ogadinma by Ukamaka Olisakwe, Dreams and Assorted Nightmares by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Mechanics of Yenogoa, Aviara and Odufa.

For more info:
Address: Victoria Crest Estate, Eleganza Lekki, Lagos.
Phone: +2347018383286
Email: info@masobebooks.com
Website: http://www.masobebooks.com

2. CASSAVA REPUBLIC.

Cassava Republic has been my dream place of publication since I was a fourteen year old girl. Some of my favorite novels have been published by this press. It was founded in 2006 by Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Jeremy Weate. Cassava Republic has a subsidiary in London, England so choosing this publishing house is sure to get you your work’s worth.

For more info:
Address: Cassava Republic Press, 9 Erie close, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Email: info@cassavarepublic.biz
Sales & Returns: orders@cassavarepublic.biz
Website: http://www.cassavarepublic.biz

3. KACHIFO LIMITED.

They will be forever remembered as the press that introduced Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novels to the Nigerian audience. Through its Farafina imprint, Kachifo Ltd has published books by renowned authors such as Akwaeke Emezi, Yejide Kilanko, Yewande Omotoso, Ben Okri, Igoni Barrett, Chimamanda and more. It was founded in 2004, which means they have over a decade and a half of experience in traditional publishing.

For more info:
Address: Kachifo Limited, 253 Herbert Macaulay Way, Alagomeji, Yaba-Lagos.
Phone: +2348077364217
Email: info@kachifo.com
Website: http://www.kachifo.com

4. PARRESIA PUBLISHERS.

Parresia Publishers is home to works by TJ Benson, Chika Unigwe, Victor Ehikamenor, Helon Habila, Chigozie Obioma and much more. They have four imprints that cater to different audiences: Regium (strictly fiction), Origami (all genres), Cordite and Omode meta (children’s books and young adult fiction).

For more info:
Address: 1st floor, Ibiola Nelson House, 82 Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone: +2348154582178
Email: info@parresia.com
Website: http://www.parresia.com

5. BOOK CRAFT.

Book Craft is home to the works of Wole Soyinka, Okey Ndibe, Toyin Falola and more. The publishing house was started in 1989.

For more info:
Address: 23 Adebajo Street, Kongi Layout, Bodija, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Phone: +2348033447889 (publishing), +2348073199977 (general) and +2348037220773 (sales).
Email: info@bookcraftafrica.com
Website: http://www.bookcraftafricacom

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Amie

Amarachi Ike writes from Enugu, where she is currently studying Medicine at the University of Nigeria. She is an essayist, fiction writer, blogger and aspiring author.

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