Our Story

In the early part of the year 2020, when the world stood still as a result of the rise of mortality rate caused by the Corona Virus Pandemic, two pals who happened to be roommates conceived an idea.

As the sun crawled on to set, we sat in leisure talking about old times. Then our love for books in our high school days cropped up. What a delight those Pacesetters Novels were. Great stories told by amazing African writers. We immediately decided to buy a few and read again.

Little did we know that it wouldn’t be easy getting them to buy. We were disappointed. How could these fine books by such great writers be difficult to find by the ordinary African reader.

In the heat of our desperation and disappointment, a cord struck. A light flashed through our minds. Our thoughts collided, and that was it. We just knew it, we are the solution. We have the grace and skills required to build a SELF-PUBLISHING PLATFORM. Where our African authors both young and old can publish their books at the most affordable cost on the planet. And readers/buyers can access these books with ease from the comfort of their location through simplest local payment systems.

And now, behold, The largest Self-Publishing Platform in Africa, AfricaRead. Not only Africans are publishing their books on AfricaRead, but authors all across the World.

Our vision is to nurture the next generation of prolific authors and promote the general art of reading and writing. 

Why Us?

Benefits of Africa Read over Other Platforms
The use of local payments in supported countries like Mobile payments (Mobile Money) and Mpesa with prices quoted in the local currency of almost every country in the world. No need to worry about exchange rates and the unfamiliarity and complexity in using Credit or Debit cards. You get to buy right from your phone with your preferred local payment system. Card payments are also available.
Benefits of Africa Read over Other Platforms
High Author Royalties
AfricaRead offers one of the best pricing terms that puts more money in authors pocket. You earn a whooping 90% royalties on every ebook sale. You Know, 70% is under-appreciating 😊.
High Author Royalties
African Content for African Readers
For our African authors, AfricaRead gives you access to a market that best relate to your book content.

Reading from a perspective that you can understand and easily relate to is much fun.
African Content for African Readers
Free Online Writing Training Courses
We equip our authors with regular free writing training courses to help them learn more skills in writing. This is unique to AfricaRead.
Free Online Writing Training Courses
Dedicated Mobile Reader App
A dedicated mobile app that redefines reader experience and author copyright protection. You get the best of both world. 😊
Dedicated Mobile Reader App

Meet the Team


Emmanuel Kwakye


Gilbert Harve

Dorothy Asante

Dorothy Owusu Asante


Dr. Emmanuel Kwasi Mensah


Dr. Gabriel Obed Fosu


Prof. Moussa Traore


Bright Hobenu

Finance Director

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