Nigeria’s digital publishing startup, Publiseer took to its Facebook and Twitter pages on Wednesday, 29, August 2018 to announce the company’s first presence outside Nigeria.
When Publiseer started about a year ago with Chidi and Chika Nwaogu at the forefront, they knew that the digital publishing industry in Nigeria and Ghana had a huge potential, so expanding into Ghana was always in the pipeline since.
According to Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder of Publiseer, Ghana has a very robust book publishing and entertainment industry that is growing exponentially with big players in the field, and this explains why Ghana is Publiseer’s first expansion move.
“Ghana has an amazing music industry that spreads across Africa and even the world. The book publishing industry in Ghana is also huge, and Publiseer wants to tap into this huge resource. Ghana is a country with really intelligent and creative people, and it will be an honour having these amazing people use our platform to monetise their digital contents,” he said.
Publiseer publishes and monetises the creative works of African writers and musicians from low-income communities, at no charge, with just a single click.
The journey to help budding African writers and musicians earn a living from their crafts started on August 4, 2017, and as of writing, Publiseer has published and monetised 133 books and 467 tracks by 110 writers and 217 musicians, generating over ₦3 Million in 8 months of operation.
Publiseer has received several awards and recognitions during the past year, which includes being the first African publisher to be inducted into the International Publishing Distribution Association. The digital publisher came into limelight when it emerged a finalist at the Harvard Business School 2018 New Venture Competition, and most recently was accepted into the Venture Incubation Programme by the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.