Happy new month! September has come and gone, and we are excited about the remaining months of 2018. Since you are family, we are letting you in on our monthly activities.
What Happened at OkadaBooks in September
Supporting Children Across Nigeria
We began a campaign to provide textbooks for over 10,000 primary school pupils in low-income communities. The target is ₦5,425,000 and so far, we have raised ₦746,990. Read more about this project, and put a smile on a child’s face
Digital Rights to African Writers Series
We became the first company to officially and digitally make available, books from the African Writers Series and our readers loved it! With over 700 purchases in just a few weeks, The Concubineby Elechi Amadi proved to be the most demanded book in the series.
Partnership with Union Bank
We launched the Campus Writing Challenge, sponsored by Union Bank Nigeria. With only a few days to the deadline, things are heated up as undergraduates from different universities are submitting their stories in multitudes. Have you submitted yours?
Join the Fun on Instagram
We hit a milestone of 20k followers on Instagram! Follow us to get your daily dose of laughter and literature.
Most Read Books in September
– Eniola by Hephzibah Frances was read over 900 times
– What the Future Knows About the Past by Atang-Agama Osoisi was read almost 500 times
– The Other Woman’s Wedding by Tami Dedeh was read over 400 times
What to Look out for this Month
Giveaways!!! And Competitions
– Stand the chance to win a brand new Samsung smartphone. Follow us on Instagram to partake in this giveaway.
– Submissions for the 2018 APEN/AISEN Short Story Contest ends on the 15th of October. Have your 8–18 year olds submitted their stories? There’s still time.
– We are working on a new app and we would like you to join our team of early testers. Be the first to enjoy this tear rubber experience before anyone else. Get access now.
– There will be a fabulous 1 week flash sale for Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. Get ready!
– Laura Ikeji’s bestselling book, “How to Make Money on Instagram“,will be available on OkadaBooks. Watch out for it.
– At the end of the month, we will be dashing ₦6,000 to the person who downloads and reads the highest number of books in October. Will it be you? Start reading
Recommended Books for the Month:
Here are 20 brilliantly written novels that will fill all holes in your life. Get yourself laughing, crying, frowning and hissing as you explore these masterpieces from the Dusty Manuscript Contest. Check them out.
That sums it up!
We know you are not Kiki, but thank you for riding with us.