Due to popular demand and data we have collected after few weeks of publishing Africa’s Sankofa Innovation, we will be releasing both Kindle and paperback versions in Jan 2018. We have heard loud and clear from many Tekedia readers that you would need a hardcopy. Also, many have also noted they would like an electronic version via Kindle over reading on the site. Yet, some like the web version as they can comment and ask questions to me for explanations. We will make all options available.
While we continue to welcome subscribers who pay to have access to the subscription-only articles, besides the books, we will unveil paperback and Kindle. It will be in January to have 2018 (as the publication date) since it does not make sense to have a book published in November. It becomes an old book after a mere two months.
We are making this decision based on data. More than 85% of the subscriber engagements are coming from EU, Canada and U.S. We think that the cost of broadband (with metered Internet) is affecting those in Africa to engage, even after subscriptions. Since we do not want to have a PDF document, we will offer a paperback.
Amazon will handle the printing and all logistics. They currently sell my other books. This will be priced very affordably. We will let you know when the book goes on sale.