by Rachel Ogbu
Author Leke Alder has released his latest book, an eBook titled #NOVUS.
Novus, the Latin word for new is a business development story about a young entrepreneur named Don who is desirous of starting a business but has no idea how to go about it.
Alder was inspired by his desire to democratise business knowledge and make it available to everyone. As the story unfolds, the protagonist takes a romantic interest in a beautiful young lady (Rasha) – “a conspiracy of nature” as Leke Alder describes her. She has a bitter rival in a figure-eightive beauty (Femi), a dangerous woman if e’er there was one.
#NOVUS (The Beginning) takes readers through idea germination, business conceptualisation, business name generation, ideas for raising finance and more. This is Season 1. Season 2 will soon commence.
Conceptualised as a creative challenge, #NOVUS was written a chapter a day on Twitter. In the novel, Alder celebrated his Twitter followers by inserting them into the narrative as characters. In the first month of publication (February 2013), the novel reached over one million people around the world.
#NOVUS can be downloaded for free at www.lekealderfoundation.org.