Our Legal Status
SLWS is run by Mallam O. & J. Limited Company.
Mallam O. & J. Ltd was incorporated on 1st July 2009 under The Companies Act, Cap 249; Form A, No. 044; No. C./F./367/2009.
Mallam O. & J. Ltd is a registered Business Enterprise in Sierra Leone; Registered in Freetown on 6th July 2009, BR Form B No. 0214, Registration number 1247/2009 under the Business Registration Act No. 18/2007.
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To be the leading publisher of high quality textbooks, novels and other works by writers of Sierra Leonean origin in order to improve availability of such publications in Sierra Leone and in the world at large.
To identify, encourage and support writers of Sierra Leonean origin and to publish and disseminate their works in Sierra Leone and in the world at large.
To identify, encourage, and support writers of Sierra Leonean origin.
To publish and disseminate textbooks, novels and other works by writers of Sierra Leonean origin in Sierra Leone and in the world at large.
To promote such publications in Sierra Leone and in the world at large.
To make available in Sierra Leone, at affordable prices, high quality textbooks, novels and other works by writers of Sierra Leonean origin
To ensure high quality publications by using the services of experienced editorial advisors and editors.
To encourage and support book publishing in Sierra Leone by setting up an SLWS printing press in Sierra Leone.
Maintain a vibrant SLWS website that attracts writers and readers of SLWS books.
Establish SLWS bookshops at suitable locations in Sierra Leone that stock only books by writers of Sierra Leonean origin.
Collaborate with other bookshops to sell SLWS books.
Publish hard copies and eBook versions of SLWS books and make use of currently available global outlets, such as Amazon.
Collaborate with associations / societies and groups in Sierra Leone and globally who promote literary works by writers of Sierra Leonean origin.
Fundraise to support needy writers of Sierra Leonean origin to publish their works.
Re-examine out-of-print SLWS books with a view to re-issuing them.
Dialogue on copyright transfer so as to re-issue under the SLWS imprint, books by writers of Sierra Leonean origin that have been published elsewhere.
Hold regular book fairs in Sierra Leone and participate in book fairs elsewhere in order the give SLWS books greater exposure.
Apply the most appropriate methods in the conduct of our business.
Relevance: Publish textbooks, novels and other works by writers of Sierra Leonean origin that are particularly relevant to secondary and tertiary institutions in Sierra Leone and to the general reading public.
Transparency: Foster transparency and accountability in all our operations.
Efficiency: Seek to use human and financial resources where SLWS can make the greatest contribution.
Collaboration:Work with other relevant initiatives in Sierra Leone and globally to make the greatest contribution to education in Sierra Leone.
Dialogue:Foster an open and constructive debate and dialogue about all aspects of the publishing of textbooks, novels and other works by writers of Sierra Leonean origin.