The Nigerian book publishing industry is one that is overlooked by many, probably because it is widely portrayed that Nigerians don’t read. However, with the recent establishment of book selling businesses either print or electronic, it is logical to say Nigerians read.
Lets take a look at the top 10 book publishing companies in Nigeria that are considered best in the country.
LITERAMED PUBLICATIONS NIGERIA LTD
Literamed is Nigeria’s current leading children book publisher. This book publishing company was established in 1969 and since then, the company had worked it way up as one of the best publishing companies in the country. It is the publisher of the popular “Lantern books” which is a household name among Nigerians and across West Africa. The companies head office is located in Ikeja, Lagos.
UNIVERSITY PRESS PLC
The University Press PLC formally known as the Oxford University Press Nigeria is one of the oldest publishing book companies in Nigeria and it was established in 1949. Being established with the college in mind, majority of their publications are educational and they are a major book publishing brand in Nigeria. The company is Located in Ibadan, Oyo state.
GRACE SPRINGS AFRICA PUBLISHERS (GSAP)
This is a Christian publishing company in Nigeria. The main aim of GSAP is to propagate the word of Jesus Christ through literature and publishable materials. Their office is located at Illupeju, lagos Nigeria.
Cassava Republic was founded in 2006 and currently, it is a leading Africa book publishing companies. It was established to tackle the problem of identification in which African authors where being published and read abroad, far from home.
EVANS BROTHERS (NIGERIA PUBLISHER) LTD
This company was incorporated in Nigeria in 1966 and since then, it had struggled to survive and it is currently one of the leading publishing house especially in the publication of Nursey, Primary and secondary school textbooks. The companies head office is in Ibadan.
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. The company is situated in Ibadan.
BLACK TOWER PUBLISHERS
Black Tower Publishers is Christian based just like Grace Springs African Publishers (GSAP) and it is a leading publishing firm. It is located at Black Tower Publishing House, Plot 1, GRA, Awka.
Kachifo is lone of the leading publishing firm and it is African-centric. It is the publisher Farafina Books, FarafinaTuuti, Farafina Breeze, Kamsi and Prestige Books. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chris Abani and Ben Okri are some of their notable authors.
PARRESIA PUBLISHERS LTD
This firm is a Nigerian publishing company located in Lagos. It is fully equipped with diverse professional teams banded together for the purpose of producing great books.
THE NEW GONG
This publisher is a Nigerian based publishing company that provides a wide range of mass media services including magazines, books and even image publishing as well as photographs and illustrations for both print and online publishers. The company is situated in Lagos.