It has been said that to hide something from a black man, keep it in a book because of the misconception that Africans do not like to read but here are ten publishing companies in Nigeria defying that logic by producing literature of all kinds for local and international consumption. Here they are in no particular order:
Below are the top Publishing Companies in Nigeria
Literamed Publications Nigeria Ltd:
It was established in 1969 and currently is Nigeria’s leading Children’s book publisher. Its imprint “Lantern books” is has become a household name from Nigeria to all across West Africa. The company’s head office is located at Lantern House,No 1, Morrison Crescent,Off Kudirat Abiola Way,Ikeja, Lagos.Nigeria and it also has it’s West African office in Accra, Ghana. Their website is www.lantern-books.com
Grace Springs Africa Publishers
GSAP is a Christian publishing firm whose main aim is to propagate the word of Jesus Christ through literature and publishable materials. They offer top notch publishing services and are currently located at Illupeju, lagos Nigeria. Their Website is www.gracespringsafricapublishers.com
Book Craft Africa
Book Craft Africa was established in Nigeria twenty years ago and has ever since published a large number of titles which range from varying subject areas such as politics, literature, biography, history, etc. One of their notable authors is the late Chinua Achebe. They are situated at 23 Adebajo Street Kongi Layout, Ibadan, Nigeria. More info can be found on their website http://bookcraftafrica.com
Cassava Republic was established becasue of a problem identification in which African authors where being published and read abroad, far from home and this cassava republic was establised to address this in 2006 producing Nigerian Literature for local and international consuption. Their website is www.cassavarepublic.biz
Kachifo Limited was established in 2004 to tell our African stories to the world. It is the proud publisher of Farafina Books, Farafina Tuuti, Farafina Breeze, Kamsi and Prestige Books. They also seek to promote literary skills in the African continent. Some of their most notable authors incude Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chris Abani, Ben Okri amongst others. Their website is www.kachifo.com
Black Tower Publishers
Black Tower Enterprise is a Christian-based organization, which operates both a mainline online and traditional publishing organization. Their mission is to discover, polish and publish both known and unknown authors in Nigeria and beyond. It is located at Black Tower Publishing House, Plot 1, GRA, Awka and their website is www.blacktowerpublishers.com.ng.
The New Gong
The new gong publishers is a Nigerian based publishing company that provides a wide range of mass media services including book, magazine and image publishing. The company also provides
photographs and illustrations for both print and online publishers. They can be found at The New Gong
11 Abiona Close Off Falolu Road Surulere, Lagos. Their website is www.thenewgong.com.
University Press PLC
UPPLC was founded in 1949 under the name of Oxford University Press Nigeria, and has grown to become one of the oldest, most experienced and the Nation’s Foremost Publishers of materials for educational and for general reading. It has grown to be a reliable trust worthy doctor. They are situated at Ibadan, Nigeria. More information can be found on www.universitypressplc.com.
Parrésia Publishers Ltd
Parrésia Publishers Limited is a Nigerian publishing company located in Lagos. They are fully equipped with diverse professional teams banded together for the purpose of producing great books. Their website is www.parresia.com.ng.
Evans Publishers Limited
Evans Brothers Limited was incorporated in December 1966 and currently stands among Nigeria’s leading educational publishers. Their range from Nursery books, Primary school books, Junior Secondary school and Senior secondary school books. More information can be found on their website www.evanspublishers.com.