RE: CHANGING KENYA’S LITERARY LANDSCAPE (2012 onwards)
‘My revolution will not be televised – it will be downloaded.’ – Alexander Nderitu, Kenyan e-book pioneer
Kenyan e-book writer Alexander Nderitu (author of 'When the Whirlwind Passes
') has written a 'paper' to help guide future authors into the uncertain, technology-laden, future.
The document, entitled 'Changing Kenya's Literary Landscape (2012 Onwards)' is useful for publishers, book sellers, the media and aspring writers.
The entire document is attached to this e-mail(along with a few pictures of the author). It explores such issues as:
- Future Shock: Why Publishers and Booksellers Will Have to Adapt or Die
- Want to be a Successful Writer? STOP WRITING! (And Start Marketing)
- Literary Oasis: Why Kenya is the Place to Be
- If you’re ‘Self-Published’, You’re Probably NOT PUBLISHED AT ALL!
- How E-Books Work
- How to Convert Literary Output in COLD, HARD, CASH
- The Men and Women Shaping Kenya Literature
- Literary Awards
- Writing for Stage, Screen or Print
- Publishers are NOT THE ENEMY
- DON’T Send Your Manuscripts to Publishers!
- You Don’t NEED a Mainstream Publisher
- You need a AGENT more than you need a PUBLISHER
- Advice From some of THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS AUTHORS
- ANYONE can get PUBLISHED!
- Farewell to the Old Generation of Writers
- IDEAS (Good Ones!) on How to Succeed in TODAY’S Book World