International Journal of Development and Management Review

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Establishing a publishing outfit in Nigeria

Chinyere C. Emenyonu


The paper examines the steps in establishing a publishing firm in the Nigerian environment. The importance of publishing, determination of the book publishing to undertake, steps to follow in establishing a publishing company, networking with stakeholders in the publishing industry,the legal environment of publishing, challengesand the prospects of publishing in Nigeria were among the vital issues discussed. Library and documentary review formed the methodology of the investigation. The paper concludes that any investor intending to set up a publishing company should have an in-depth understanding of all the intricacies in publishing in order to maximize and enjoy the benefits and profits inherent in the publishing sector. It recommends that intending investors in the publishing sector avails themselves of the opportunities outlined in the section on prospects.

Keywords: Publishing, Publishing Industry, Publisher, Nigeria

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