Category: Marketing

  • Exit “Not Another Book Podcast.” Enter the “Books & Rhymes” Podcast.

    Exit “Not Another Book Podcast.” Enter the “Books & Rhymes” Podcast.

    The “Not Another Book Podcast” announced the end of their run as a podcast on August 13, 2019. Fortunately, we have the “Books & Rhymes” Podcast to keep us company. In 2018, a new podcast called “Not Another Book Podcast” was set up by BookShyBooks who runs the BookShyBooks.com blog, writer and poet PostColonialChild, and…

  • A visit to KBC’s Books Café with Khainga O’Okwemba

    A visit to KBC’s Books Café with Khainga O’Okwemba

    In recent times Kenyan media has come to the plate where literature and its reporting are concerned. The Saturday Nation last year started literary pages where you could find dedicated news and reviews from books from the continent with up to ten pages on the topic. With contributions from the likes of Dr Evan Mwangi,…

  • Zukiswa Wanner begins Kenyan tour for London Cape Town Joburg

    Zukiswa Wanner begins Kenyan tour for London Cape Town Joburg

    South African author Zukiswa Wanner continued selling her latest Kwela-published book London Cape Town Joburg. The author has been doing a series of events in cities around the continent starting with Durban followed by other cities including Harare, Johannesburg, Cape Tow,n and Kampala. The author started the Kenyan arm of the book tour this past…

  • Introducing the African Author Google Hangout

    Introducing the African Author Google Hangout

    We here at JamesMurua.com would like to introduce a new thing in the African literature scene: The African Author Google Hangout. This is a hangout done to ensure that fans of African literature will be able to interact with their favourite authors from all over the continent. This is with the help of new technologies…

  • Eva Kasaya in Western Kenya book tour

    Eva Kasaya in Western Kenya book tour

    Kenyan writer Eva Kasaya came to the notice of many literature commentators when she debuted with her book Tales of Kasaya. The book published by Kwani Trust in 2010 with a lot of help from Jackie Lebo is a memoir of a young woman who dropped out of school in rural Western Kenya at 13…

  • Tips for Writers, By Writers at the Daystar Creatives Academy

    Tips for Writers, By Writers at the Daystar Creatives Academy

    So you want to be a successful writer making tons of dosh? Usually, the process in Kenya for many a writer is to write a manuscript and go knocking on the doors of several publishers. If it is half decent the publisher takes it on and after several months/years of edits and rewrites the product…

  • Check Angela Makholwa’s new website

    Check Angela Makholwa’s new website

    –>A website for a writer is a very important tool as it is the one-stop shop for people who want to engage with the author. If done well it can be a very valuable marketing tool for one’s books. With this in mind, South African author Angela Makholwa has joined the club of those who…

  • Excerpt from Alexander Nderitu’s book Kiss, Commander, Promise

    Excerpt from Alexander Nderitu’s book Kiss, Commander, Promise

    We are all looking to market out books and one of the best ways to do this is using exerpts is the Alexander Nderitu. Here it is verbatim; An Excerpt from ‘KISS, COMMANDER, PROMISE’, Full e-book available at www.AlexanderNderitu.com/buy for only Kshs 150/= This is Georgeanne’s kind of town. She’s an urbanite. She loves high-profile…

  • The Olare Mara Kempinski library; opportunities abound.

    The Olare Mara Kempinski library; opportunities abound.

    Last year, I visited one of the most beautiful wildlife destinations on the planet; The Maasai Mara. At that place, I was a guest at the Olare Mara Kempinski which is in the Olare Orok Conservancy. Suffice it to say that the place is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of…

  • A buffet of Kenyan authors at the Junction Mall

    A buffet of Kenyan authors at the Junction Mall

    If you are following the literature space from out of Nairobi you would probably believe that the only people who have written books in Kenya are Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Binyavanga Wainaina. The truth is that there are many people who have written books in Kenya with less exotic names and the chances to see…

  • Alexander Nderitu’s guide for Kenyan writers.

    Alexander Nderitu’s guide for Kenyan writers.

    A look at “Changing Kenya’s Literary Landscape” a paper by Alexander Nderitu who I met when I went to visit ailing author Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoye. When I joined that delegation to see the ailing Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoye two Fridays ago I joined writers in fervent discussions about getting one’s work out. My strength in the discussions was…