My Name is Azaan Kamau. I am an independent book publisher and an expert book designer! I have been writing for about 20 years, and publishing for a little over 10 years. I taught myself the publishing industry and craft after publication rejection letters began to pile up! I was told there was no market for my writing, it was too raw, too revolutionary, too taboo, too too much! Thus, I had to teach myself how to publish my own work! It was hard in the beginning as I tried a few publishers that wanted a ton of money to publish my work. That was a hassle! As I got the hang of it and began to publish my work, I realized there were thousands of writers, poets, journalist exacly like me. I realized there were countless individuals whose manuscripts had been rejected, or they always wanted to publish, but just didn't know where to begin. I made it my duty to provide affordable publishing options for all budgets!
I have published and designed numerous books and magazines. My work has appeared in several shows and exhibitions. I can design any type of book you desire for a low and affordable price! I can quickly and efficiently turn your manuscript or photos into a beautiful high quality hard cover book!
One of my publishing goals is to focus on marginalized or over-looked communities of writers, poets, artist, and photographers. I feel everyone has a story that must be heard or told.
We at Glover Lane Press specialize in all types of books such as photography, portfolios, weddings, cookbooks, children's books, poetry, or anything your mind can imagine! No matter what your heart desires, we can create it, black & white or color; it’s your choice! We can quickly and inexpensively turn your finished manuscript or photos into a beautiful high quality hard cover book! We are well versed in design, layout, copy editing, photo enhancement, cover design, copyright, ISBN acquisition and marketing.
We can quickly turn your manuscript into a high quality book! Our typical clients are individuals, physicians, schools, corporations, judges, artist, non-profit organizations, production companies, poets, authors, photojournalist and peace officers. We specialize in numerous book sizes, formats and bindings. These sizes include Soft cover, Hardcover and the Image Wrap option. As far as book cover design, we have many affordable options and resources. Some options are FREE!
We also provide the option of having basic or premium (glossy) papers. I also provide numerous marketing options such as business cards, postcards and a marketing plan for your published book!
The best and most important thing....you retain all of your rights and your royalties!
Non-Exclusivity! If your book is picked up by another publisher, you have the freedom to go ahead with your new publisher, confident in the fact that you own all the rights. Glover Lane Press is a non-exclusive publishing company!
My photographic services are also available to capture and document any event upon your request. I can turn any special occasion into a high quality photography book. Your masterpiece is at hand!
I'm also a nationally syndicated journalist, poet, and photographer. My passion in life is to use my gifts to uplift all people. I use my images and writing as tools to educate, empower, and uplift all people. I believe that photography is a universal language that every culture can embrace.
My company is based on the belief that customer's needs are of the utmost importance. I am committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of my business is from repeat customers and referral
One of my many publishing goals is to focus on marginalized or over-looked communities of writers, poets, artist, and photographers. I feel everyone has a story that must be heard or told. Another important goal is to use the proceeds from sale of Glover Lane Press Publications and media to improve the lives of people around the world. Books written by Azaan Kamau and published Glover Lane Press and it's imprints will feed the hungry, house the homeless, heal the sick, educate and eradicate disease, etc. That is my ultimate prayer.
The mission of Glover Lane Press is to uplift, empower, elevate the masses and provide American Jobs. Every book published by Glover Lane Press and it’s many imprints, is printed and manufactured in the United States of America, ensuring and maintaining American employment.
I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.