Expansion in Africa

We recently announced our partnership with a printer in New Zealand (via our IFWG Publishing Australia site) to allow us to effectively distribute our titles there. With great pleasure we can now reveal that we have arrangements in Nigeria to print and distribute Biola Olatunde‘s extensive catalogue of IFWG novels locally.

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Biola has a very good reputation in her homeland, particularly in the fields of poetry and script writing. For some years now she has published four novels through IFWG Publishing International, as well as a chap-ebook of short fiction. We have recognised her storytelling and social commentary skills years ago, and appreciate her narrative that resonates with Nigerian English idiom and style, but we strongly believe in supporting authors in their homelands/locale – without local printing arrangements, this is impossible.

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Biola’s first novel, Blood Contract, is now printed and warehoused in Nigeria and will be distributed to local bookstores. We are over the moon with this very important step forward. Her contemporary African fantasy trilogy, Numen Eye, will be printed in coming weeks. Following this, her chapbook, Sunset Tales, will also be available locally in print form.

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Portion of first run of Blood Contract printing

News: Discounted Titles by Biola Olatunde

Biola is celebrating her birthday in the first week of October, and has stated that she has much to be thankful for over the past year. She has asked us to discount her two titles with us (Blood Contract and Numen Yeye) for a week (closing approximately 7 October 2014).

The print version of the two books can be bought, massively discounted, through our site’s store. Click on a cover to access the respective store item.

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If you want the ebooks, CLICK HERE to access our ebook store, or visit all good online ebook stores. Some of these stores might not have updated the price yet – so please visit them regularly.

One more thing – Biola has stated that she will contribute a portion of her royalties to two charities dear to her heart.

News: New Cover for Blood Contract

As part of our internal improvement program, IFWG Publishing has rereleased one of its favorite non-speculative fiction titles: Blood Contract by Biola Olatunde. One key change was improving its cover – we believe Elizabeth Lang, of EL Design, has done a great job capturing the spirit and intent of the novel.

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Biola Olatunde’s novels, whether they are speculative or not, hit at the heart of Nigeria’s culture, challenges, and virtues. She has the rare ability to combine social commentary with entertaining adventure. She proudly writes in Nigerian English, and IFWG Publishing has worked hard to balance this idiom with Western readability. A magical combination; a unique voice.

Blood Contract is about Ken (Kenawari), who left his village in the Niger Delta region many years ago, carrying with him emotional scars. However, he did make a life for himself in the city and built a reputation as a slick troubleshooter in inter-village disputes, of which there were many. He was one of the best operators on the books of the private security firm he worked for.

Then it happened. There was trouble in his tribal home. Reluctantly he agreed to return. Not only has he got to settle a dispute that resulted in kidnapping, and tread gingerly through the political minefield of the region – including local robber barons, but he also has to face the most fearsome obstacles of all – his past.

Blood Contract is not just an adventure set in the dangerous swamps of the Niger Delta, it is also the story of a man who is imperfect and must finally find some reconciliation with his past.

Blood Contract can be purchased from all good online book stores, print and ebook formats. It can also be purchased through IFWG’s bookstores: PRINT and EBOOK.

News: Holiday Reading Discounts Available Now

Just a reminder to those who may have missed it.

IFWG Publishing has picked a number of its best titles and has applied discounts to them for readers to enjoy during the holiday period. It is probably too late to get your order by Christmas, but we figure that after all the celebrations, partying, constructing lego monoliths, etc, most of you might want to lie back and enjoy a good read or two, or three…

The following titles are on offer at a great price. Just click on the tile name or graphic, and it will take you to our shop. The prices are shipping inclusive, and require Pay Pal for payment. If you don’t fit in the target geography, or want combination/multiple orders, just click on the link provided and it will take you to a form (at the bottom of our print catalog) to customise your requirements. We will get back rapidly with a quote – the bigger the order, the better the deal!

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Against the Elements (Esme Carpenter)
A wonderful middle-grade to nineties fantasy adventure.
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A powerfully written contemporary fantasy set in Ireland, exploring the power of love and companionship.
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Blood Contract (Biola Olatunde)
An adventure set in the Niger Delta, about a man who must overcome the complex obstacles of a lawless society, and at the same time tame his own demons.
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Constellation Station (Gary Alexander Azerier and Ioanny Dimov [illust])
A children’s illustrated story about a boy journeying on an intergalactic train, whose purpose is to visit the night sky’s constellations.
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Die Laughing (Louis K Lowy)
A science fiction set in the late 1950s – humorous, tragic, solemn; it has it all, including an alien invasion.
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Numen Yeye (Biola Olatunde)
Contemporary African fantasy exploring the parallel worlds of the spirit and terrestrial life in a village in Nigeria. Very powerful story about superstition, ignorance, and power of goodness.
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The Sixth Precept (Larry Ivkovich)
Urban fantasy set in East Coast USA, but with strange, intricate connections to medieval Japan.

News: Holiday Reading Discount: Biola Olatunde

The Christmas and New Year holiday period is a notoriously slow period for sales and also a time where we all want to lay back on our couches, beach chairs, or equivalent, and enjoy good books.

IFWG Publishing is pleased to announce the first of a number of discount offers for the holiday period. Biola Olatunde is a Nigerian writer and poet who has two titles published through our company.

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Blood Contract is not just an adventure set in the dangerous swamps of the Niger Delta, it is also the story of a man who is imperfect and must finally find some reconciliation with his past. Most of all, Biola Olatunde provides the reader with a vivid social commentary of the lives and challenges of those who live in this most neglected of corners of the earth.

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Numen Yeye is about two worlds, inextricably interconnected. Numen Yeye is a princess in the Kingdom of Light, and her spirit is channeled through a young girl called Ife, who lives in a Nigerian village. It is a story about Ife’s discovery of her meaning in life, despite her growing, special abilities. It resonates with each and every reader. It is universal in theme.

We have heavily cut the price of both of these books, and have given US, UK, Canadian and Australian residents purchase buttons. Paypal and standard postage only. There are also options for readers in other geographies to provide details in a form and we will provide a prompt return quotation.

Blood Contract Store Page

Numen Yeye Store Page