How do you find out the cost of self-publishing your book in Kenya?

This question paralyzes the majority of writers in Kenya. It is the most asked question in my inbox. So, I am going to make a be-courageous-and-take-matters-into-your-own-hands post. Educate yourself on the words Word-count, Book size and Genre. Your manuscript is a product. Fiction or Non-fiction, it is a product. Know what your desired product looksContinue reading “How do you find out the cost of self-publishing your book in Kenya?”

Six Things to know when Self-publishing in Kenya

Self-Publishing is a learning journey.  Think of it as a learning journey when you enter the publishing industry. At first, you don’t really know much, but as time goes you get to learn and know what is working and what is not.  You will need patience and the will to put in work.  Your dedicationContinue reading “Six Things to know when Self-publishing in Kenya”

How to Invest in Real Estate in Kenya by Kariuki Waweru

On this post, we celebrate and feature one of Kenya’s Registered Valuers, Kariuki Waweru. He has written an invaluable book on How To Invest in Real Estate in Kenya. This book has a wealth of information on how to invest, tips on home ownership in Kenya and how to navigate the confusing world of loansContinue reading “How to Invest in Real Estate in Kenya by Kariuki Waweru”

Where to start – Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing in Kenya?

Self-Publishing is a great word in Nairobi! ellyinnairobi.com A reader sent me a message and told me, ‘ I have a THING for words.. I have been low-key writing for a while now, and I think its time the world gets a piece of my taste and style.’ Inspired words if I ever heard any!Continue reading “Where to start – Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing in Kenya?”

Calculating Self- Publishing Costs in Kenya – Non-Fiction Books

Break out the calculator!  It’s all about the Word Count! So, I’ve had a few questions about what the process of self-publishing a physical book in Kenya looks like.  What does it take?  How much does it cost?  So, let’s calculate it in this post. Are you ready to self-publish? Writing in Kenya is aContinue reading “Calculating Self- Publishing Costs in Kenya – Non-Fiction Books”

How To Copyright Your Book in Kenya

Copyrights in Kenya Protecting your work is most important to a creator.  We recently went through this process as we start on actual publishing of real books.  It’s both nerve-wrecking and enlightening.  Nerve-wrecking in the discovery of limitations: like costs and printing drama, and enlightening in that with every book printed, you discover mistakes andContinue reading “How To Copyright Your Book in Kenya”

How to get an ISBN in Kenya.

Assigning an ISBN number to your book in Kenya Get an account with the Kenya National Library Service(KNLS)  ISBN service here: ISBN website Create a Profile, adding important personal details.  Please note we did this as a Publishing Co., (request information if you want to do this as an individual.) Once  you are set up,Continue reading “How to get an ISBN in Kenya.”

The Bachelorette Diaries : 2012 – Book Review

The Bachelorette Diaries : 2012 Shiri Golan has found the perfect man at last, but one day skeletons start crawling out of his closet hauling with them betrayal, a dark past and deadly secrets. Hurt, betrayed and seeking vengeance, Shiri finds herself caught between forgiveness and justice. As she lives on, she discovers that, obliviousContinue reading “The Bachelorette Diaries : 2012 – Book Review”

E. A. Friday Feature

What is the E.A. Friday Feature? –          Write a story in response to the weekly prompt given of only 1,000 words.  The story can be a stand alone story.  It can also be an ongoing story to which you’ll write chapters every Friday for the feature. You post the story or chapter on your blogContinue reading “E. A. Friday Feature”

Let’s Talk Money – Self- Publishing

Is it easy to make money with Self- Publishing in Kenya? I think on any level, this is a Tough Question. If it’s something you’re thinking about doing, please Don’t quit your day job just yet, you keep trudging on, working your day job and writing fiction in the dead of night.  You’re thinking whatContinue reading “Let’s Talk Money – Self- Publishing”