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Storymoja has established itself as a leading publisher for children books. Six questions for kenya publishers association chair. Kenya s most famous novelist spent more than a year in prison for his writings during the 1970s, and later went into exile abroad. 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.
Storymoja publishers is a creative kenyan publishing company with a wide variety. Wrongs book on the rise and fall of kenyas anticorruption. Writers battle for kenyas top literary prize daily nation. Kenya publishers association is the umbrella body for book publishers in kenya.
Publishers in kenya for most young and upcoming writers, the biggest challenge is getting published. Kenyas most famous novelist spent more than a year in prison for his writings during the 1970s, and later went into exile abroad. His book, the elephant dance, published by longhorn, has been nominated for the text book centre jomo. The nairobi international bookfair is organized by the kenya publishers association. 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.
Focus publishers limited is a fast growing and dynamic kenyan publishing firm with a vast range of book titles written by some of the best authors, both african and nonafrican. Audiobooks are quite expensive to produce and so far, the market has been small compared to the rest of the book market. List of books publishers in kenya by jola katana september 03, 2018 0 comments the following is a list of top books publishers in kenya registered with kenya publishers association kpa. Longhorn publishers is a leading provider of core and noncore learning. One of the major book publishers in south africa of english general books, johnathan ball publishers was formed in 1976 and publishes and distributes books about south african history, current affairs, politics and also some fiction. Grace ogot, 1 book william edgett smith, 1 book muli mutiso, 1 book sally nyokabi, 1 book h. Book distributors help publishers get their books placed into bookstores, libraries, specialty stores, schools and other markets. Newman, 1 book ngumbu njururi, 1 book guy arnold, 1 book a. Based in nairobi, kenya, we publish creative works, theory and criticism of african literature and other literary texts. Matson, 1 book adrian hastings, church in africa14501950, 1 book roger barnard, 1 book kenneth. East african educational publishers ltd is one of the largest publishing houses in africa. Longhorn kenya ltd, nairobi, nairobi, kenya is just one of over 20,000 publishing company profiles in our database. May 22, 2019 t he hosting kenya publishers association for next months africa rising seminar in nairobi is chaired by lawrence njagi, managing director of mountain top publishers.
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Mountain top publishers specializes in early childhood development and education materials for early learners to standard 3. In the second part of the made in africa series, i am talking to a few publishers and platforms that promote african publishing in the above countries. Smartline publishers is a book publishing and educational services firm. Possibilities for fiction publishing on the continent have opened up beyond south africa, to kenya, nigeria, zimbabwe and uganda. Mvule africa publishers, nairobi education in kenya. Kenyan publisher lawrence njagi at the 2019 london book fair.
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Henry ole kulet one of kenyas most decorated writers is in line for yet another literary award. The manifestation of the principles of publishing law in legislation and case law reflects both the march of technology. To strengthen the book industry in kenya through advocacy, information gathering and sharing, training and networking. Focus publishers titles include creative african national and international award winning children and adult titles, s.
List of book distributors and wholesalers nonfiction. Top 10 trends and challenges in book publishing 2016 klaava. Sep 15, 2017 his book, the elephant dance, published by longhorn, has been nominated for the text book centre jomo kenyatta prize for literature, a literary competition organised by the kenya publishers. 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. Focus publishers limited is a fast growing and dynamic kenyan publishing firm with a vast range of book titles written by some of the best authors, both african and. T he hosting kenya publishers association for next months africa rising seminar in nairobi is chaired by lawrence njagi, managing director of mountain top publishers. Numerous african writers are getting the star treatment from top publishers abroad for their latest works. Longhorn publishers plc, funzi road, industrial area, nairobi, kenya.
His book, the elephant dance, published by longhorn, has been nominated for the text book centre jomo kenyatta prize for literature, a literary competition organised by the kenya. Lawrence njagi chairperson managing director mountain top publishers. We publish childrens stories in english, kiswahili and other african languages. 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. The award is based on a survey that analyses and identitys fastest growing medium sized companies in kenya. Book publishers in uganda list of book publishers page.
African publishers network apnet was founded by thinktank african publishers from 9 countries at a conference in harare, zimbabwe in 1992. Inkpaste printers, aviq printers, english press and ramco printing. Besides distributing over 80 titles published by camerapix publishers, we also act as exclusive agents of booksite south africa, one of the leading publishers of south africa and represent leading book sellers, macmillan, random house, penguin and many medium size book publishers from around the world. The following are the elected kenya publishers association council members 2017. Although the core principles of publishing law are enduring, change is a constant. Simon sossion vicechairperson managing director spotlight. Longhorn kenya ltd is listed in the directory of publishers of kenya. We are taking sometime to deliver to you a seamless online experience. New book policy spells doom for publishing companies. Njagi will join international publishers association ipa president hugo setzer onstage on june 14 to open the conference. Kenya publishers association chairman lawrence njagi says there are 110 publishers in kenya and when the one book policy is finally implemented, many will close shop, leading to loss of almost 500. His book, the elephant dance, published by longhorn, has been nominated for the text book centre jomo kenyatta prize for literature, a literary competition organised by the kenya publishers association. We sell revision books for primary and secondary schools, lesson planners and all learning materials within kenya 021017 current jesma exam its code 002 that will. It is a leading company in providing both core and noncore learning materials.
African publishing is gaining a higher global profile early in 2019. Another significant interest that encourages the growth of the reading culture in kenya is the noma award. Smartline publishers has helped pioneer both the advancement of the publishing industry in ghana and the improvement in quality of material produced locally. Listing all 7 book publishers listed in the directory of kenyan publishers longhorn kenya ltd. This association encourages the widest possible spread of printed and digital books throughout kenya and beyond.
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The largest book publishers are educational publishers, notably east african educational publishers eaep, longman kenya, macmillan kenya and oxford. The following is a list of top 100 companies in kenya. Publishers weve partnered with the following local and international publishers to deliver educational content to over 1,500 schools across all 47 counties of kenya and african countries. Book publishers must take multimedia and mobile platform seriously in order to attract young generations to read, listen or watch books. A prolific writer who began publishing works in the 1970s alongside ngugi wa thiongo and grace ogot, meja mwangi has developed a career writing works which reflect on the history and social conditions of his native kenya.1203 964 506 81 1141 206 1519 170 444 1556 354 303 214 944 116 196 310 535 419 940 1202 1585 446 365 887 1425 402 764 1279 622 22 861 481 928 651 1299 1445 74 801 1396 265 341 193 1266 5 184 615 480