Startup Profile: Booklify — connect and interact with a community of book readers

by | Aug 14, 2017

Booklify is an online bookstore and a platform devoted to creating a global community of book lovers (readers, writers and enthusiasts). According to the founder, the platform encourages users to read, discuss, and share their favourite books with friends.

Nigerians do not read is a cliché. Books have always been written but we have been accused of having poor reading culture. However, the problem lies not with the stereotypical Nigerian but the fact that we lack a community built around book lovers. The need to build a community to change this narrative is our mission.

Launched on July 7, 2017, the platform has Nathaniel Okwoli, Hassan Abdulganiu and Success Audu as CEO, CTO and COO respectively.

Users can sort books by categories, follow a particular author, write book reviews, share and recommend books to their circles (reading clubs/groups). In the bid to enhance interaction within the online community,  the website features allow users to create quotes, create conversational reviews, engage in direct messaging with other users and mention authors of interest in their newsfeed. On the other end, publishers promote their books can track their sales on their dashboard.

To prove that Nigerians are fast embracing the reading culture, Wattpad, Okadabooks, Tolubooks are already established platforms as Booklify. But every startup seeks a stand out point. As such, the team articulates the social aspect of Booklify and strategic partnership with African global youth leaders as their unique point.

Most Nigerian Authors find valuable a platform that they can publish their books, with efficient distribution and promotion of the books to a wider audience of readers. The social component of Booklify makes this achievable for authors.

Although the founder’s words give Bookify away as a platform every book enthusiasts should embrace, you should visit the website  to see things for yourself.


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