Message from Cassava Republic

It has come to our attention that some copies of our book "I Do Not Come To You By Chance" have missing and duplicated pages. This is deeply unfortunate and upsetting for us. We work very hard to make our books both affordable and of the highest quality. We put a lot of effort into ensuring all our books are edited to the highest standards, and pay equal attention to cover design, paper quality, typesetting, glue-binding and so on. Our goal is that all our books are of global quality, providing an inspiring example to Nigerians and the world of what a Nigerian company can do, at the same time as publishing books that engage and transform society in positive ways.

We therefore understand and share in the disappointment of anyone who has bought a copy of Adaobi Nwaubani's book and found there to be missing or duplicated pages. This is neither a reflection on the state of Nigerian publishing, nor is it a reflection on our company. Nigerian publishers rely on the support of a book-buying readership, in the face of the absence of a publishing infrastructure in Nigeria. There are few good quality bookshops, no formal distribution systems and very few reliable printing companies in the country. At the same time, Cassava Republic has an excellent and growing reputation for delivering high quality and affordable books to the Nigerian marketplace.

It appears there was a faulty batch of the books delivered from our printer. We are now conducting an investigation into why this error happened and the return of any defective copy would be useful. As in the case of the recent iPhone 4, product defects can happen to any company at any time, no matter the efforts put into preventing the occurrence. Product defects are therefore not a uniquely Nigerian phenomenon.

Anyone who has bought a faulty copy of I Do Not Come To You By Chance will get a full refund and a free copy of the correctly paginated book. You can either return to the bookshop you bought the book from or call Kofo on 0806 594 0184 if you are in Lagos/South West or Silas 0704 151 2690 for Abuja and the North. If you take your book to the shop, they will check that it is a faulty copy, then issue a refund and provide you with a free copy of the correct version of the book.
We look forward to many more years of producing wonderful books for adults and children alike, with your continued support and constructive critique.

Kind regards

Cassava Republic Press


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