There are several book publishers under the Kenya Publishers Association. Its primary aim is to encourage the use of printed books in Kenya and other regions. It also protects the publishing industry. Here are a few book publishers in Kenya that are recognised for their excellent work:
- Longhorn Kenya Ltd
The visionary publisher is located in Nairobi. It is a leading company in providing both core and non-core learning materials within East Africa. Over the years, longhorn publishers have been recognized by both teachers and learners in the region.
- Phoenix publishers
They are among the leading publishers in publishing children’s fictional books in the East Africa Region established in 1987. It started out by giving opportunities to publish work that was not recognized by local publishers. Both the fictional work on children and teenagers is done in English and Swahili. In addition, the company also distributes titles from various special-interest publishers in the region. The aim is to inspire every generation by promoting the reading culture.Halfpriced Books is the Best and Largest Retail Store for Used Books in Kenya
- WordAlive Publishers
The ‘Africa Bible Commentary’ publisher based in Nairobi is recognized for using its platform to create awareness on Africa realities. It also focuses on nurturing and supporting creativity and indigenous writing to promote the reading culture. Other services offered include marketing high quality books from African authors, training editors and developing writers. The company uses a Christianity approach to instil important values such as practical living and leadership. It includes both stories and non-fictional work.Improving The Reading Culture in Kenya
- East African Educational publishers ltd
It is among the top best publishing houses in Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. The company focuses on theory and criticism of literature and creative texts among other literary works. It publishes school books for students, children stories done in English, Swahili and other languages, safari books, cookery texts on African dishes, bibliographies of renowned African leaders and general readers. They have a subsidiary in Tanzania, Ujuzi Publishers Ltd.
- Evangel publishers
The indigenous Kenyan publishing company focuses on producing resources that equip and improve the life of Christians at their different stages. The company has been consistent over the years providing phenomenal work. It has a broad range of general readership books that help Christians understand their role and journey both in church and society.
6. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Publishers
7. Kwani Trust Publishers
8. Story Moja Publishers
The number of publishers in Kenya has increased over the years given the need and acceptance of the reading culture in Africa. The platform has promoted young and new talent for their excellent pieces.