Writing is a form of communication through which a writer conveys his message to his audience through the words he pens down, hence, for his writing to be acknowledged it must be published. To achieve this, he needs a platform where his articulated words can be showcased for the world to see. This is where platforms for writers come into play; platforms that serve as support systems for upcoming writers.
Below are some of these platforms:
Founded by twin brothers, Chidi and Chika Nwaogu, Publiseer is a platform for artistes and authors to have their stories published free of charge. Once authors have been approved by Publiseer to send in their works for publishing, their works are published across various media. Publiseer also provides them with other benefits such as professional book covers, unique ISBN numbers, worldwide book distribution via online stores like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play Books and more; press release drafting/distribution, standard book formatting and many more services. Publiseer is the ideal website for any budding author who wants his voice heard.
Okada Books complements both readers and writers in their quest to educate and acquire knowledge respectively. Founded by Okechukwu Ofili with the sole aim of devising a transparent method of selling books, Okada Books has grown into a ‘book hosting’ website with an estimate of over 10000 books. Through the platform, authors can publish their books and share it with others; connect with other authors and share their ideas and books. Okada Books is loaded with various collections of books, spanning different genres, for readers to select from. In essence, if you want to pass knowledge and learn at the same time, Okada Books is the platform to be on.
If you are an upcoming blogger trying to decipher the ‘blogosphere’ and understand the requirements of being a successful blogger, then writersincharge.com has you covered. The founder of writersincharge.com, Bamidele Onibalusi, uses his blog as a medium to enlighten freelance writers in particular on how to make money with their craft. His first article, “30 Websites that Pay You to Contribute an Article, Instantly” has garnered him over 200,000 views in about four years. And the next one after that, “45+ Websites that will Pay You to Write,” got him over 100,000 views in almost the same duration of time. Evidently, the website serves as a resourceful guide for freelance writers who want to gain a living writing.
Founded by Mine Whyteman, Naijastories.com is a site for readers and writers to connecte. Without being registered, readers can single out, rate, review, and recommend their favorite stories. Registering, however, gives viewers the opportunity to submit their contributions, comment on a writer’s contribution, connect with other writers and chat with them. These and many more are some of the things you can do on Naijastories.com as a budding writer.
Storried.com was founded by Nairalander, Maclantunji (Abdulkabir Olatunji), and two of his friends Andy Akhigbe and Muyiwa Gam-Ikon. Together, they have been making an impact by rewarding writers who submit the best short stories on their blog with an amount of ₦20,000 every month. Storried.com does not only help writers monetary-wise but also promotes their stories by publishing them.