Fire by Dora Okeyo

Fire by Dora Okeyo A boy is born in the land of Leo. As the sound of the cattle horn is heard, everyone in the Kingdom celebrates the birth of not only a boy, but the Crown Prince. His name is Ustawi. The hands that hold him foretell a prosperous future, but just like everyContinue reading “Fire by Dora Okeyo”

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”

Self- Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Promotion & Awareness

5. Self- Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Promotion & Awareness Books are sold by authorpreneurs who take an active role in publicizing their work. Authors working with big publishing companies are lucky in that they get creative, marketing and PR departments working for them.  You have chosen to self-publish a book. You’re choosing toContinue reading “Self- Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Promotion & Awareness”

Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Short Description / Blurb

4. Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Short Description / Blurb When you pick up a book, you turn it to the back where you read a description of the story. The description lets your reader know who the main characters are, what they do, and what makes the story worth a read. In short,Continue reading “Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Short Description / Blurb”

Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Plagiarism & Copyrights

3. Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Plagiarism & Copyrights I’ll touch a little on this.  Copyrights are a contentious issue in Kenya, mostly because there are many copycat entrepreneurs. When we talk self-publishing in Kenya, you’re mostly going to have your books published online, on your website or on international platforms. In this case,Continue reading “Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Plagiarism & Copyrights”

Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – A Cover

2. Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – A Cover So, your story is complete.  Now, you need a great cover for your e-book. This is also the reason why you need to choose a genre. Covers often interpret what your story is about to your audience. Every book you’ve ever bought has a cover thatContinue reading “Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – A Cover”

Self-Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Your Story

1: Self-publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Your Story Self-Publishing Fiction means you’ve sat down and come up with characters, a plot, and one heck of a story that you are going to share. When you choose self-publishing, you’ve made a choice to sell or share (free read) your story with an audience. The mostContinue reading “Self-Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – Your Story”

Self- Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – The 411

Self-Publishing fiction e-books in Kenya – 101 This is a series of blog posts on self-publishing fiction e-books online. Self-publishing fiction is not easy. Let’s remember that and know that as we continue. This is no walk in the park. You’re not going to publish your amazing story that you’ve written for years and getContinue reading “Self- Publishing Fiction e-books in Kenya – The 411”

4 Questions to Ask Before You Self-Publish in Kenya

First question, Are you a writer? You’re a writer if you fill notebooks with stories and random thoughts that could be stories. If your laptop/PC is full of files of stories you’ve written. You wonder why publishing can’t get easier in Kenya. You get jealous every time you see that Saturday story running on theContinue reading “4 Questions to Ask Before You Self-Publish in Kenya”

Writing Resources: Self Publishing in Nairobi- What it Takes.

Hey, Hey, Hey! I got emails asking a lot of questions on how self-publishing works.  How to do it, and why.  So, I thought this post might answer all these questions at once. Publishing in Nairobi, and I mean like getting a hard copy-honest to goodness paper book is a journey. It requires your commitmentContinue reading “Writing Resources: Self Publishing in Nairobi- What it Takes.”