Introducing African Books Network
‘Publishing and Connecting Africa!’ is the punch line of Handel publishing, also known as the African Books Network. Visible in three cities South East of Nigeria, yet, for an online network, location is just a trifle. Says media chief Emezue, ‘our mission on the network is bringing writers to the world wide web; it doesn’t matter from which part of the region a writer may come.’
Although some single author clientele have mainly been from Nigerian writing, the Handel net logo can yet be seen lining the cover and rights credits of academic journals and research texts. The Library of Critical Writing series edited by the duo of Smith and Ce and marketing currently with African Books Collective is a major feature in their tabloid.
‘Our book projects have given boost to a renaissance of dynamic literature for whole generations,’ online editor Zito Brown boasts. ‘Over the years, and with several works that have earned their stay on our tabloid, we have demonstrated our commitment to the vision of a continent which needs must align with the universal heritage of knowledge and information exchange. Our wake has seen a harvest of expressions evident from titles that have become important referrals in contemporary literary and cultural studies. This distinctive position is further strengthened by our affiliation with Africa Research projects on world-wide web.’
With what seems to be emphasis on ‘world wide web’ it is only expected their concentration on a program of digitalising books for easy transmission. They call it the e-revolution!
The Handel eBook program
Since the year 2000 when they first launched the electronic program Handelbooks have converted their important publications to eBooks for writers wishing to make the business a more reachable venture in today’s dynamic internet age. For an author it means that now you can explore the opportunity of increased commercial traffic for your books through e-solutions aimed at aligning even your remotest region of Africa to the global network
‘Our e-program is easy and cost-effective whereby you quickly reach readers through downloads from online bookstores,’ says Brenda, head of graphic. So when you join the super highway of online solutions, your alliance to global publishing and research development will exceed your most scholarly expectations to meet the challenge of informative growth in the region.
Note well Handelbooks do not come in the rough-ready pattern of printing and publishing the popular way. As the chief explains: ‘Firstly we will assist to proof, edit, and refine your work with the services of professional readers and copy editors until the quality of your manuscript meets refereed standards.
‘Secondly, except where not necessary, we will assist with graphics. Our media is of the bests in the arts,’ he adds. ‘Afterwards you may then proceed to publish your work on very convenient terms. Convenient because, even on a modest budget, our global network can link you with the latest affordable tech. Local presses are also on hand to afford cheaper printing services you can expect anywhere in the region.
Publishing at Handel is that simple!
Hereto in three simple steps –
1. Have your manuscript reviewed
2. Consider our options
3. Get published and start selling!
We make your work come alive, print or digits, says the chief.
Get connected for the right price
Competitive book ventures now ensure that publishing adopts the most resilient methods of pricing and service. African Books Network will connect you to distribution schemes by which you track sales in real time. With online retainer outlets world round, ABN offer their writers a solid digital platform from erstwhile traditional methodology that had virtually ground to a halt.
‘Every one on deck is a hands-on interactive,’ says Ms Brenda. Such is the deal in line with trending directions in the industry, ensuring that African writers are part of the information revolution of our age.
Stamping of quality
As many as seek our stamp of quality and purpose, writers can always look forward to privileged assistance regarding international distribution for their valued creations at Africa’s prime book network.
Global publishing partnership
South East Area: 6 Handelstreet, Waterville Crescent, Hilltop Layout, 4800003, EN. NG. WA. Email: [email protected]