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Kenya Literature Bureau subscribes to the bookshop distribution system. KLB has been instrumental in the developing of the bookshop distribution system. In dealing with the bookshops KLB, has set up a trading terms that mutually govern the relationship between us and bookshops. We are also members of the Kenya Publishers Association and in support of the Kenya Booksellers Association; KLB has set up trading terms that will protect the interest of all stakeholders in the publishing industry.

Recruitment of Customers
To trade with KLB, the following conditions will apply:

  • KLB shall sell books only to registered booksellers. The customer/bookshop must be registered as a member of the Kenya Booksellers Association.
  • The customer/bookseller must be a registered business with a physical address.
  • The bookshop/customer must provide a current trading licence domiciled in the registered physical address.
  • The name of the director/proprietor of the bookshop and copy of his identity card must accompany the application form.
  • Finally the customer must fill the KLB customer recruitment form and seek endorsement from the area Educational representative. KLB has 9 sales areas and the customer is encouraged to know their area sales representative.

Trade discount
KLB gives a market/target driven trade discount to all bookseller. Our trade discount is applied equally to all our customers. Kenya Literature Bureau does not negotiate the trade discount with customers but rather leaves the discount to market forces.

Credit Terms
KLB has categorized all customers accounts into 4 major categories depending on their mode of payment. These categories are:

  • Cash customers
  • Current cheque customers
  • Post dated cheque customers
  • Credit customers


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