History

Spectrum Books Limited has a long history in placing worthy books in the hands of readers in West Africa. We were incorporated as a private limited liability company and commenced publishing on 12th June 1978. Our mission is to change the publishing landscape in Nigeria as well as the whole of Africa, through the combination of dynamic and dialectical intervention in academic/educational and special publications.  We drive our mission through the desire to publish not only lucidly written ECCDE, primary and secondary textbooks and other higher institution texts, but also to chart a new course in publishing special projects/books such as biographies, journals and general interest books.

Our major breakthrough in engendering a culture of recording events for posterity came in 1982 with the publication of EMEKA – a dramatic and powerful life-story of a philosopher, army general and a rebel written by Frederick Forsyth.  The reality of this milestone was celebrated by us and also captured nationally in the editorial comments of the largest and most authoritative newspaper Daily Times – a bold and imaginative re-direction of focus by a publishing house.

Like the dexterous sculptor, (a’la Ben Enwonwu) we strove ceaselessly to improve the quality of scholarly/academic publications through encouragement of the best of Nigerian intellectuals in various specialisations such as medicine, law, literature and expand the scope of the new world of special publications. The collection of our texts and authors attests to the fact that we represent the best of Nigerian intellectuals and these titles confirm the extent of scope and quality that we have achieved.

Vision

To be the preferred publishing company in West-Africa

Mission

To create books that transform the mind and impact the world

Core Values

Discipline
Integrity
Innovation
Professionalism
Promptness
Accountability
Commitment
Customer Focused

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