Lawyer and upcoming Author, Sinmileoluwa Akinpelumi says she established her own publishing firm when she wanted to publish her first novel.
Sinmi made this revelation in an exclusive interview with Nigerian Tribune.
According to her, the cost of publishing challenged her to create a friendly platform where all creative writers could publish their work.
“I wanted to help solve that problem.
“Nova Creative Writers is an online self publishing community for creative writers and readers. Our web address is novacreativewriters.com and we upload daily contents on the website which include poetry, novels and short stories, blog contents, comics and webtoons”, she said.
Since the launch on April 27th, 2020, Nova Creative Writer have received over 60 contents.
“For now, we have one comic and a webtoon. Those are areas we really want to explore.
“Uploading on the website is free but there is a submission process that is outlined on the submission page of the website.
“We also offer other services like editing, proofreading, book reviews and book design, ghostwriting, creative or content writing and story development that we charge for.
“We encourage authenticity so we upload only fictional novels of all genres, except academic books. Authors earn royalties from their second book; their first book is always free for readers”, she added.
Sinmi, daughter of an Ace broadcaster based in Ondo state, also revealed that she develop all her stories herself but that part of her inspiration comes from other novels which she had read and sometimes, movies.
The legal practitioner also speak on how to enhance the reading culture of Nigerian youths.
“I believe being a good reader is more of an interest than something that can be influenced by an external force.
“During the COVID-19 lockdown, I heard people complain about boredom and I couldn’t relate with that. Between writing, editing and reading, my entire day is clogged and active.
“Personally, I think it has to do with interests. Maybe more people will read if there are no social media networks. Maybe that’s an extreme thought because social media has played its part as being a tool for encouraging reading too.
“Reading is a habit that can be cultivated. We just need proper balance between cultivating reading habits and the distractions of social media”, Akinpelumi stated.