How To Publish A Book In Kenya

How To Publish A Book In Kenya

In this article Keweb. co tries to answer the question by publishing the ways one can Publish A Book in Kenya

Below are the most helpful ways to Publish A Book in Kenya

Design your cover  – Great Covers are essential.  Find a graphic designer who can create a cover that will market your book in the best possible way.  

Discover more about genres, and how covers play a role in distinguishing them.  If you’re writing non-fiction books, make sure your cover speaks to your audience, and the topic you are discussing.

Write a Blurb – When you go to the bookshop and are browsing books, you pick one out, and read the back, if you don’t like what it says, you return it to the shelf. 

If you do like that small paragraph in the back, you immediately head to the counter to pay for it.  Hehehe…Now, take the book that you’ve spent months writing, and come up with a great blurb to entice your readers with one glance.

If you’re publishing this book as an e-book on Smashwords/Amazon’s KDP, you are good to go.  The next step is to log on to your account and start uploading the files as specified by each site.  Set your price, and hit publish.  Then start marketing your e-book like there is no tomorrow.

Amazon has yet to offer any easier ways of getting paid in Kenya.  You still get a check in your mailbox with these guys when your sales reach $100.   Smashwords is more lenient.  They now pay out monthly to Paypal.  And as I said earlier, Safaricom’s Mpesa now has an easy way for you to get your money through Paypal. 

If you’re publishing your book as a physical book, get in touch with the copyright board, get your ISBN, and make sure you have crossed your T’s with them. 

Then consider your printing options.  There are many different types of printers in Nairobi.  Some are efficient, others not so much. You need to find your perfect fit, money-wise, and emotional-wise too.

The rest is marketing and awareness.  Don’t forget that your book is a product.  Create a brand, embrace every reader who comes to you, and give them more with lots of love.  Share your work, and if readers love it, they will pay for it.

How much does it cost to publish a novel in Kenya?

Publishing a book for the first time can cost between $300 and $3,000, depending on its quality and quantity. Many people spend less than $10,000, while others spend more than $20,000 per year.

How long does it take to publish a book in Kenya?

The ready-to-publish draft will be ready in two years. It will have been a labor of love. You did not imagine writing a book could be this difficult. You send your manuscript to a publishing house for review.

How much does it cost to copyright a book in Kenya?

In Kenya, it will cost you as little as Kes 500 to get the service from an authorized official.

Attach two original copies of your book so that KECOBO knows exactly what you are copyrighting.

Deposit Kes 1,000 non-refundable fee to KECOBO via their authorized bank or via Mpesa pay bill number.