SOCIAL PUBLISHING & BETA PUBLISHING: Short Series On Book Publishing And Marketing In Nigeria

Welcome to Harmony Publishing, here we are covering a series of blogs on book publishing and especially marketing in Nigeria. Nothing is testing your idea with readers before you bringing your book into the market.


Social publishing allows you to start early, sharing your stories and drafts with a community of other readers and writers. This helps to attract beta readers, improve your writing, and discover your markets. When you pre-publish stories or even entire books, you can get valuable feedback on your writing before you publish.

Two popular social publishing sites are Wattpad and Scribd, but there are many fanfictions, romance, and niche publishing sites, too. You can also beta publish “socially” and even get paid for it using online stores like Gumroad, Selz, and Leanpub, which also have incorporated social media features so you and your fans can easily share. These sites let you sell or give your book away to beta readers, notify them of updates and test your book before you set up formal distribution to online retailers. The benefits are many, not the least of which is that you get readers’ e-mail addresses. (Direct e-mail marketing with a service like MailChimp and Getresponse is the best use of your marketing time and budget.)

Thank you for reading today’s blog on book publishing and marketing. We are here for when you ready to publish your book. Call us on 07032212481 or email publish@harmonypublishing.com.ng.

Our service is available everywhere in Nigeria, and we can deliver worldwide. The service we offer is editing, ghostwriting, book cover, design and interior layout, Printing, ISBN assignment, ebook publishing, soft and hardcover publishing, audiobook publishing, online distribution, indexing, social media marketing.

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