Cassava Republic Press has announced the release of six titles in its new romance imprint, Ankara Press.
The announcement was made by publisher Bibi Bakare-Yusuf on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. “We are thrilled to be launching the first titles in our Ankara Press list. The six authors – Oyindamola Affinnih, Sifa Asani Gowon, Amara Nicole Okolo, Amina Thula, Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam and Ola Awonubi – are rising stars, and a great deal of work has gone into making sure that these sizzling stories will appeal to the modern African woman,” she said.
Ankara Press is a fresh new voice publishing romantic fiction for the African market, and is devoted to publishing easy-to-read novellas with African settings, storylines and characters. The romances will be published initially as e-books, and easily downloadable to mobile devices.
“The mission is to project the image of a confident, stylish, ambitious and cosmopolitan African woman. Part of that projection is reflected in the company’s name, Ankara, which evokes both a sense of timeless tradition and stylish modernity,” Bibi added.
The new romance imprint is also currently seeking authors for their next batch of romances, to be published in 2015. They are looking for strong, original writers who can tell fast-paced and engaging stories and who will allow African women to see the best version of themselves in print.
All six titles will be available from 15th December 2014 at www.ankarapress.com at a special introductory offer price of N500.