Thank You... and other matters


Good day people, First of all, I want to thank everyone who nominated me for the liebster award and the 11 tags. Relentless builder, cee, mindshade, Michael onobite, simply mee, 9Ja Great and sugarspring. Please, forgive me if I left your name out. Thank you so much. The picture below is for you all.

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I am so sorry, I won’t be doing any blog awards or tags for now. Believe me, it is for reasons so silly to explain on blog right now. But I believe I have been blog-friendly enough to be forgiven this one time. I am so sorry and on my knees and rolling on the floor right now. Abeg, forgive me. I won’t do this next time.

Something has been bothering me for a while, it is about the Print On Demand (POD) service for my book to take care of readers outside Nigeria. I realised that readers were going to be getting the book at a price I considered to be expensive ($20.00) and there was nothing I could do about it. The POD people slammed a high price on it because I demanded that the book be printed in colour cos of the cartoon drawings inside. The irony of it is that the print quality of the copies in Nigeria is far higher than the ones these POD service are offering o. I did not use the normal novel paper (bond paper), in order the book a magazine feel because of the drawing in it. I also had the cover embossed. This efizzy I put in my book shot up my printing cost in Nigeria to more than twice what it would have cost me to print a normal novel, yet, the Nigerian copies are more than 100% cheaper than these POD people.

I did this effect for my printed copy because I believe in going all the way when I want to do something. I believe content is key, but presentation must be on point. I want to give everyone a reason to be proud to have the hard copy of the book on their bookshelf and I want the book to be able to market itself, even in my absence. After doing the blog giveaways, I even had the book re-edited and got rid of all the annoying grammatical errors that were threatening my career as a writer and editor.

After thinking and thinking about this POD issue for weeks, I decided the only way to present a cheaper alternative will be to put the black and white copy up for sale, which is what I have done. At least, readers will still be able to understand the stories, drawings or not. So for readers outside Nigeria, the kindle edition is $5.99, paperback (coloured) is $20.00, paperback (no colour) is $11.99. Click here for more purchasing info. 

For readers in Nigeria... my people... the ones who will get the embossed cover... the ones who will get the matt paper, instead of normal bond paper... well... we’ll see in camera next week.

26 comments

  1. ILOLA! Yes, I am shouting. IF I do not somehow, somehow get a copy of your book as soon as it lands Nigeria? How shall I say this? THERE WILL BE WAR!!!!!!

    Don't let me vex and go and order my copy online o!!! (Did I hear you say, vex now!?) Lol! Anyway, good job and may God breathe on th work of your hand......

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    1. No ma, no need to shout o. You are definitely gonna get it. I don't want war, especially not from you o, lol.

      Thanks so much for the support.

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  2. u welcome sweerie...
    and i can see you love me that much that u mentioned me twice(mindshade and sugarspring..LOL
    and as for the book, dont worry gf, we understand

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    1. Na wa o, all these blogger names confuse me nowadays. I am getting old.

      Thanks for understanding

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  3. I'll forgive you this time for not answering the tags. Just this one time sha :)

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    1. Thanks, ever gracious and merciful Lady Toinlicious

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  4. Nice one @ilola. Options are just the best so we can choose our preferred one. Still happy for you much. I should grap my copy ASAP

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    1. Lol. You are in Nigeria, you no get option jooo. You have the coloured print. Abi you want to order black and white online?

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  5. I am liking the way the embossed copy sounds. Good job

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  6. oooo i like the sound of that...I want me a coloured version...CONGRAT!!

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  7. i also need my copy of the book oh. hard cover and everything. loll.
    but good job by the way dear.
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    1. You know you will get it naaa. Thanks

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  8. I would love a colored version...but I have never been bothered about the look of a book. The summary behind determines if I will be buying a book or not.

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    1. So I guess for people like you, packaging is not really important.

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  9. @ilola...don't leave me out ooo...i want the colored hard copy (naija edition) tho..so please kindly let me know when and where it would be sold.,so i could arrange someone to pick one up for me,,before I hear sorry but the book is sold out..

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    1. Okay, I would let you know the different sales outlets when its ready. You will definitely get one.

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  10. Massive Congratulations Atilola. The book looks good on the web. Listen, I've been trying to get hold of you. I was wondering I could buy paper back copies of your book? I tried to email you but it bounced back. I want to do my first giveaway on my blog and I want it to coincide with my birthday (next saturday) So pls let me know asap.

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    1. Aww, thanks.

      please, gimme your email address.

      Or you can reach me on hattylolla@yahoo.com or hattylolla@gmail.com. One or both of them should go through this time

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  11. Another congrats on this step.Meanwhile,it was a reasonable thing you considered options to reduce the price,$20 is actually on the high side.But then again,it's worth it.

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    1. Thanks o. Abi, I had to look for options, since things were not within my control

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  12. na wa o.. don't let them steal you joy.. black and white will still tell the same story...by the time you publish your other books... they will be the ones giving you deals..

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    1. Yea. Thanks for the encouragement jooo.

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