Authors working with big publishing companies are lucky in that they get creative, marketing and pr departments working for them. Sep 05, 2019 writing and publishing a book is one of the most rewarding things you can do in life. Youve finished your novel, short story, or work of nonfiction now you need to find someone who will publish it. Makotsi and nyariki offer a solution that is working elsewhere for improving the functions of the publishing and book trade industry. The largest book publishers are educational publishers, notably east african. Kwani trust is a kenyan literary network founded by binyavanga wainaina. Youll find additional information on the factors that influence printing costs below the calculator. Founded in 1983, algonquin books is an independent publisher of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. The manifestation of the principles of publishing law in legislation and case law reflects both the march of technology and the deep. The mission of tyndale house publishers is to minister to the spiritual needs of people, primarily through literature consistent with biblical principles. Printing, packaging, promotional materials ramco printing. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. This association encourages the widest possible spread of printed and digital books throughout kenya and beyond.
List of book publishing, magazine publishing, publishers association, publishing agents, desktop publishing, and web publishing companies of kenya. The kenya publishers association is the trade body for book publishers in the country. Books printing services in nairobi, kenya, has never been this easy with inkpaste printers and stationers. Literary agents of kenya, self publishing companies of kenya, printers in kenya and more full list of services here you are currently viewing the directory of publishing companies in kenya. You can choose to print 10 books of your poetry andor fiction book or. Publishing as it is known today depends on a series of three. Koehler books awards traditional contracts every year, and each one is carefully considered and chosen. Our fearless leaderreader, madeline mcintosh, gives us a peek at some of her favorite booksnovels, business books, memoirs, and everything in between. Shop ebooks, krafttex, freezer paper, online classes.
Illustration from best behavior, written by patricia hegarty and illustrated by sakshi mangal. Although the core principles of publishing law are enduring, change is a constant. We notice you are using a browser version that we do not support. Abrams books the art of books since 1949 abrams the. East african publishers east african educational publishers. In 1968, heinemann educational books ea limited changed its name to heinemann kenya. Ever since i first started this company, i wanted to publish fiction, but it took me eight years to. Publishers limited is a publishing company that strives to provide quality information to our readers by publishing and marketing stimulating educational and general reading materials. For you to have the best experience on, we recommend using the current versions of firefox, chrome, safari, or.
Inkitts writing contest runs quarterly and gives authors the chance to win an exclusive galatea publishing deal and the chance to showcase their book to the world. Many come to us by way of agents or very experienced authors, but every manuscript has potential, even those from debut authors. Book publishers of kenya listing all 6 book publishers listed in the kenyan publishers directories page 1 of 1 of all the publishing companies in the directory of publishers of kenya that are listed under book publishers. Use our online book printing services to get your publication quickly, and with bookstore quality. This association encourages the widest possible spread of printed and digital books throughout kenya and. Kenya publishers association is the umbrella body for book publishers in kenya. Whatever your goals may be, youll find the information you need to get published right here. Listing all 7 book publishers listed in the directory of kenyan publishers longhorn kenya ltd.
Publishers have cultivated a wealth of publishing experience having published in east africa for over 40 years. In 1992, twenty four years after the company started, eaep became the first multinational publishing firm to enjoy full local ownership, and thereby changed its name to east african educational. Its to your advantage to get started today because getting published may be easier than you think. The kenya publishers association is the trade body for book publishers. The law relating to the publication of books, journals, newspapers, magazines and their electronic equivalents is, i think, one of the most interesting areas of legal study. Discover thousands of books and authors, plus get exclusives on new releases, bestsellers, and more, at. The history of publishing is characterized by a close interplay of technical innovation and social change, each promoting the other.
History corporate social responsibility company structure get our catalogue. We are a locally owned midsized educational printing and publishing company located in nairobi and a wide distribution channel around all the 47 counties. We are a selfpublishing house, creating an environment for authors, organizations e. May 09, 2019 submit a novel of 20,000 words or more in any fiction genre no fanfic, short stories or poetry. Please select the service that best fits your needs. We publish quality revision books,encyclopedias and evaluation examinations,which are in line with the current syllabus,at the best reasonable and affordable prices for both primary and secondary schools in kenya. If yes, how does your proposed book compare and contrast with already. You can also find kenyan publishing services companies. Makotsi and nyariki offer a solution that is working elsewhere for improving the functions of the publishing and. Currently we have functioning offices in kenya, uganda and rwanda, and also have. In those days, the whole of africa used to be a marketplace where books published in european metropolises were transported to and sold. David waweru of word alive publishing in nairobi, kenya.
To start, lets look at a sample budget for publishing a book. Book printing and publishing services in kenya there is a number of printing firms in kenya however, not all printing companies in kenya offer books printing and publishing services, thus it is vital to contact the firm that has experience in books printing and publishing. Mcfarland a leading independent publisher of academic. Welcome to aura publishers we are a self publishing house, creating an environment for authors, organizations e. The publishers and distributors listed on this page are publishers and distributors in africa and around the world that either focus exclusively on africarelated books or publish a significant number of books on africa each year. Book distributors help publishers get their books placed into bookstores, libraries, specialty stores, schools and other markets.
Abdo is a leading educational publisher of books and digital resources for todays school and public libraries. We offer various publishing, corporate and creative services to the public. Are there any african authors who are writing inspirational books. Amazons kindle direct publishing kdp is a fast, easy and free way for authors and publishers to keep control and publish their books worldwide on the kindle and kindle reading apps. Arcadia publishing local and regional history books. Another significant interest that encourages the growth of the reading culture in kenya is the noma award.
This means we start with planning your budget, offer help with designing and editing. Why publishing in kenya is tougher than boxing publishing. Unearths new and horrifying evidence of other murders and graphic new details about the most notorious and fascinating serial killer of all vides the most indepth examination of the killer. We are a young creative team of passionate publishers, journalists and graphic designers who focus on creating quality, proudly south african publications. Book publishers of kenya list of book publishing companies. Publishers who believe in ebooks for literacy worldreader. Tilbury house publishers is an independent publishing company founded forty years ago.
Lemaitre publishing is a digital publishing house specialised in short nonfiction. The nairobi international bookfair is organized by the kenya publishers. The purpose of this article is to give lay out some very general book advance and royalty basics but please note that the author of this article is a writer not a literary agent or a lawyer and you should not consider the contents of this article a substitute for authoritative legal advice. We are a leading and most efficient books printing company in kenya, with a repute of printing high quality books among other publications. Complete and submit this form to keep up with all the happenings and new releases from mantle rock publishing. Join our email list for interesting articles about places you care about, advance word on our newest books, and early notification about sales and promotions. I am from dubai and when we organize for conference at pride center in nairobi,we were looking for a quick printing company in kenya who will not disappoint us since we had very short time to do note books,banners,roll ups,t shirts,folders,pens branding we wanted a printing firm that can do us good job and shortest time possible,and we did not regret by allowing inkpaste to work with us.
In 1968, heinemann educational books ea limited changed its name to heinemann kenya ltd when part of it became locally owned. How to publish a book, get published writers digest. Longhorn publishers plc, funzi road, industrial area, nairobi, kenya. Tyndale publishes christian fiction, nonfiction, childrens books. Dorling kindersley is a multinational publishing company specializing in.
As an author, you create something beautiful and unique that readers will cherish forever. For a detained patriot, breaking through the doubled walls of gray silence, attempting even a symbolic link with the outside world, is an act of resistance and resistanceeven at the level of merely asserting ones rights, of maintaining ones ideological beliefs in the face of a programmed onslaughtis in fact the only way political prisoners can maintain their sanity and humanity. Storymoja publishers is a creative kenyan publishing company with a. Your book could either turn you into a celebrity and or millionaire or gather dust at the bottom shelves of a bookstore. East african educational publishers is one of the largest publishing houses in africa and publishes a variety of products including theory and criticism of african literature. Targeter educational publishers ltd wings of excellence. He took this opportunity to start publishing titles by local authors for schools, midlevel colleges, universities and the general reading public. Since 1985, abdo has strived to provide the best in reading and research for.
Book publishing companies is a fully searchable database of book publisher listings. Or perhaps youre wondering how much does it cost to selfpublish a book. List of book distributors and wholesalers nonfiction. Jan 11, 20 in publishing, you win by how well you target peoples constantly changing preferences, that is, how well you attract and keep expanding your fan read customer base a function of how well you meet their needs and wants. Our customer service team will help you with any questions you may have along the way, with live phone support. Where to start selfpublishing or traditional publishing in kenya.
The following list of book distributors and wholesalers features the largest distributors at the top, followed by distributors in alphabetic order scroll down for book distributors in canada and uk. As an author, your book is more than just a story, and dorrance publishing understands that. Box 18454 00500, changamwe road, industrial area, nairobi, kenya. David waweru is the ceo of wordalive publishers, an independent publishing house that he founded in nairobi, kenya in 2001 to focus on providing inspirational titles for african readers.
Mantle rock publishing passionately helping christian authors. When you choose printondemand pod distribution with your mill city press publishing plan, you can use this calculator to estimate book printing costs. Our fearless leaderreader, madeline mcintosh, gives us a peek at some of her favorite books novels, business books, memoirs, and everything in between. However, new writers considering selfpublishing a book for the first time have lots of questions. Eaep started in 1965 when two british publishers, heinemann and cassell, formed groundwork for publishing in nairobi. But once you finish writing, you might be curious how to get your book out into the world and perhaps more importantly, how much will it cost to publish. Hows the independent publishing business in kenya doing. Our childrens book division became a major emphasis beginning in the early 1990s, and since then we have continued to publish awardwinning childrens picture books. Now is a great time to become an author thanks to amazon, kobo ingramspark and more. If a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be contacted to sign a. Primary revision books also available, class 1 to 7. For over 100 years, authors have trusted dorrance to write, publish and promote their books.1082 1548 1433 314 598 1189 179 1607 788 732 1647 884 313 1375 407 374 1084 1160 1057 934 1066 1194 244 227 1058 1567 1439 553 1205 969 793 189 1498 451 96 1180 576 1097 831 1097