(PRESS RELEASE) – In December of 2017, Wakonté Publishing was launched with 5 books from 4 authors across the Caribbean region.
We have a unique mandate as a publishing house, giving African and Caribbean writers, artists, and authors a platform to band together and to shape their own narratives. But there’s more to our mandate to impact.
The pen spurs change, it brings awareness, it punishes and discourages, it celebrates and empowers. We write for all of these reasons yet we remain mindful that “money answereth all things”.
To answer a few things, we’ve committed to setting aside 25 cents USD for each sale of a Wakonté Publishing book (both eBooks and Paperbacks). The money will be used to establish a fund which will facilitate and support the donation of grants, art projects, literacy and literary projects, as well as school building and sustainable development projects across Africa and the Caribbean.
Introducing Project 50,000
With Project 50,000 we’ve taken our leap to “answering a few things” a bit higher.
Here’s How It’s Going To Work
Starting in February 2018 we will work towards selling 50,000 units (Paperback and eBooks) of all books already published by and to be published by Wakonté Publishing within the period of Jan 1st, 2018 to December 31st, 2018.
In keeping with the company’s memo, Selling 50,000 books would guarantee $12,500USD towards designated projects and organizations. However, if we do hit the 50,000 unit target, we will match that, giving a total of $25,000USD towards designated projects and organizations across Africa and the Caribbean.
We will achieve this goal through:
Our Affiliate Program
With our Affiliate Program we partner with influencers, writers, musicians, sportsmen and ordinary men and women across the world (a select 750-1000 people) to read – and encourage others to do the same – for social good.
Each person who signs up and is approved will be given access to a host of creatives in their backend (pictures, content for social media, etc), tools to monitor their sales, and a specific referral and/or discount code. When the code is used to purchase a book from our online store at Wakonté Publishing, the referred customer will get a $1.50 USD discount on the purchase of one of our books (making it cheaper than a purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble ) and the referee will receive $2USD. Affiliates who hit a 1,000 unit target will thereafter be given $2.50 USD. At a 2,500 unit target, the affiliate would thereafter be paid $3USD per unit sold using his/her referral code.
The program is now open for registration. Click here.
Prizes for Book Sale Targets & Product Reviews
We understand that we have a noble endeavor. We also understand that even in the face of that, some people may require a few incentives. So we’ve attempted to provide just that if we sell at least 2000 units of our books per month.
Anyone who purchases one of our books automatically becomes eligible to be entered in one of our monthly draws. The prizes for the following months include:
February 2018 – 2 Kindle Paperwhite devices with copies of all of the books published by Wakonté Publishing during the period Jan 1st – December 31st, 2018.
March 2018 – 2 Brand New Apple iPads
April 2018 – Canon EOS80D & iPad Pro
To follow the prizes which will come in the months to follow, visit our blog
Giving Grants & Donations
At the end of each quarter of 2018 – March, June, September, and December – based on recommendations by our authors, affiliates, need and applications, select organizations, groups, schools, and individuals will be chosen to be gifted with specific items or monetary contributions.
We will share photos and press items concerning these donations.
Monitoring the Project
A few scrolls down on our homepage will lead you to a statistics counter. This will provide the most basic means of monitoring the milestones which count. So you’ll know how many authors, and books we’ve added to our roster, and you’ll also be able to tell how far we are from 50,000 unit target.
At the end of each month, we’ll also provide full reports on our blog.
If you have any questions whatsoever, or would love to partner with us, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject, “Project 50,000”