It’s a fast, simple and fun way to read books without ever leaving your couch!
Send a text, choose a book, then download and start reading — it’s almost as easy as riding an Okada. It's book reading, reinvented.
Mobile devices have been blamed for the poor reading culture in Nigeria. But rather than criticizing mobile devices and accepting the notion that Nigerians don’t read…Okadabooks seeks to harness the power of the mobile phone to make it easier and cheaper for Nigerians to read. At the end of the day we are powered by the belief that Nigerians do indeed read, if given the chance.
The name Okadabooks was thought of when the founder was riding an okada in his dreams. He noticed how Okadas were able to bypass the congested roads of Nigeria by offering a cheaper, faster and more flexible alternative to conventional means of transportation. Today the conventional way of reading and publishing books is currently experiencing a traffic jam from poor distribution to high printing costs. Okadabooks seeks to bypass the traffic in the Nigerian book publishing industry by making it easy to publish books, making it cheap to buy books but more importantly making it fun to read books on mobile devices! At the end of the day we are driven by the concept that people will read…if books are made cheap and easily accessible and what better way to do that than by using mobile phones!
Glad you asked. Okadabooks is made up a team of super powered average human beings from all across the globe, unifed by one common factor ... their love of books. The team of awesome mechanics is as follows:
Great question! Okadabooks accepts credit/bank card payments from all over the world including Mars. The customer simply enters their card details in our app and then enters their account refill amount and instantly the users okadabooks account is credited.
Purchases can also be made via other methods, to get full details on how to make payments visit here.
Actually Okadabooks works on Android tablets as well.
But back to the question…Okadabooks is available on the following platforms, Blackberry via the Amazon store and Windows. The download links are below ...
We are everywhere. In your phone, in your computer…everywhere =)
Books cost anywhere from N75 to N375, with authors making about 70% on each sale! (November 2014 update).
We plan to become the best book publishing/reading app in the world. We won’t rest until we have taken over the world and invaded all the planets in our solar system! Watch out Mercury and Uranus!
Actually there are 87 different stages to getting your book published with us…we lie…its just 1 stage.
Upload an epub version of your book or short story and a cover-page (in JPG) here http://okadabooks.com/publication/add. Where it will be instantly added to our library!
Fast, simple and quick … you won’t wait for months to get your books published with us. So hurry upload your books, our users can’t wait to see what you have been working on.
If you can cut and paste…then you can create an epub file. Just go to http://okadabooks.com/publication/add and copy and paste your stories and watch them magically transform to epubs! You can also visit the Okadabooks Facebook page at facebook.com/okadabooks for a guide on coverting books to epub.
Okadabooks is not just about books and neither are we just about published authors. We created the platform primarily to give up and coming authors published or unpublished an avenue to get their works distributed and monetized as early as possible. We believe this exposure will go far in increasing an authors confidence and revenue.
So if you have short stories or just one really really short story…simply send us an epub version of it. If the book makes us laugh, cry or ride…you know what…just read above =D
We love freedom of expression at Okadabooks, but prohibited content is where we draw the line. Listed below are a list of prohibited content on Okadabooks.
Pornography, Nudity, and Sexually Explicit Material: Adult or explicit material depicting illegal acts or deemed to be exploitative shall be considered pornography and blocked or removed from our Website.
If your content contains appropriate adult or explicit material, please mark the page as containing mature content as a courtesy to other Users, so that they will have the choice whether or not to view this content. You can do this either in the subtitle or in the opening paragraph of your book description. We reserve the right to put such content containing mature content, behind an interstitial.
Hateful content: Users may not publish material that promotes hate toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity.
Violent content: Users may not publish direct threats of violence against any person or group of people. We also ask Users not to publish content that contains graphic violence. Users may not publish instructional material regarding the creation of weapons of mass destruction.
Pirated content: Don’t post anything you didn’t write on Okadabooks without the explicit permission of the person who did write it. Don’t upload pirated versions of published works, or any other content that belongs to someone else. Posting plagiarised and pirated works of any kind is illegal and punishable by law.
Failure to adhere to our strict policies will lead to suspension of account and persistent violation will lead to account permanently disabled. If you are unsure of whether your content is in violation of rules above, feel free to send us an email at email@example.com
Okadabooks hates pirates as much as you do, they steal ships and speak funny. So our team of smart developers have created DRM versions of epubs that ensures that your books are not illegally distributed…I could explain how it works, but I would embarrass myself.
However, if you feel that your book has been illegally uploaded to Okadabooks and would like to remove the book from our library and you own the rights to it .... then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with proof and we will process your request to remove the book in question.
Authors make 70% on each sale.
Yes we can. OkadaBooks currently offers 6 distinct options to help users promote their books. You can find out about the options when you click here.
PS: email email@example.com if you have more questions not covered in the link above.
To withdraw funds press the withdraw button in your author portal page. If that button is disabled for you, forward your monthly report to firstname.lastname@example.org with your bank account number for Nigerian accounts or paypal email address for international users. Please note a cummulative minimum of N10,000.00 has to be accrued prior to requesting for funds. This is to avoid excessive bank charges.
Also, only money made from books sold on OkadaBooks can be paid out from the platform.
Actually no. Books are available in all parts of the world, except when the publisher issues a geographic restriction based on copyright and other legal stuff that we are too slow to understand.
Technically yes. The vision of okadabooks.com is to provide books at affordable prices to Nigerians. To that end we are strongly recommending that authors price their books at any price below N200. But it is just a recommendation…if you feel the price of your book is N1,000,000 feel free to put it!
Have no fear…all you have to do is contact us here email@example.com and one of our mechanical experts would get to you as soon as we can find an answer.