Kya Publishing Highlights CARIBBEAN WOMEN IN MUSIC with DJ Majesty Soca/Reggae Mix and Article

TORONTO, ONT (March 2018) - Counting down to International Woman's Day this month (March 8), Toronto-based publishing and communications company Kya Publishing has just released a tribute article and musical mix in celebration of Caribbean Women in Music.

Inspired by new female artists on the soca and reggae music scene and their energetic appearances during Trinidad's Carnival season, Jamaican singer Shenseea and Trinidadian songstress Nailah Blackman are highlighted as a force to continue the vibrant legacy of women in Caribbean music. Along with local Toronto recording artists, and a brilliant list of contributions, the quick 30-minute mix is a jump start to a month of celebration and decades of legacy.

"Music is the driving force behind everything we do at Kya Publishing," said founder Stacey Marie Robinson. "We've been working with DJ Majesty to help us curate the perfect sound for our projects, to create an energetic environment at our events, and to …

Celebrating Black Authors at the Toronto Urban Book Expo

TORONTO, ONT (February 2018) - In celebration of Black History Month, independent publishing company Kya Publishing is highlighting the black authors who have participated in their signature event--the Toronto Urban Book Expo--over the past four years.

The Book Expo began in 2014 as a tribute to local writers and as an outlet for independent writers and self-published authors to promote, display, and sell their books. With an initial participant count of 8 vendors, Kya Publishing has seen author interest and international attendance grow steadily over the years.

Since the inaugural Toronto Urban Book Expo during the Toronto Public Library's Black History Month program in February of 2014, there have been approximately 70 writers who have honoured the Kya Publishing event with their presence.

"As we approach the fifth annual Toronto Urban Book Expo, we want to thank all of the authors who have officially supported this event as vendors, hosts, speakers, and ambassadors,"…

Kya Publishing Launches Author Branding Kit for Trade Show Vendors

TORONTO, ONT (January 2018) Toronto-based independent publishing company Kya Publishing has just launched a new tool to assist authors with their vendor displays at book fairs, trade shows, special events, and for public sales opportunities.

The Author Branding Kit contains personalized items to aide in presentation and marketing for authors on the go, integrating the author's logo, name, and preferred colours to create an original setup.

"As we approach the fifth year of our Toronto Urban Book Expo, we appreciate how each author brings a unique presentation and style to their display table at our book fair, and other similar events," said Kya Publishing's Stacey Marie Robinson. "We've put together a great package where new authors--or veteran marketers--can get the basics for their vendor setup in one convenient location."

Items in the kit include:

-Personalized Drinkware (water bottles/cups/mugs/glasses)
-Trade Show Table Cloth (suitable for 10" …

Kya Publishing Announces Date for the 2018 Toronto Urban Book Expo

TORONTO, ONT (December 2017) - Toronto independent publishing company Kya Publishing has just announced the date of their 5th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE): Friday, August 3, 2018.

TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating Urban Fiction and authors; this event highlights published and independent writers and their books at a free and family-friendly book fair. Features of the event also include live urban music from DJ Majesty 101, refreshments, and giveaways.

Kya Publishing--committed to the celebration of contemporary Canadian Urban Fiction and culture through their books, research, events, and community initiatives--has established this annual venue for urban authors to sell their books and raise awareness for this genre of cultural writing.

Details about TUBE 2018 will be released in February 2018, including registration dates/fees and confirmed authors. For more information about this event, please contact the planning committee at, or v…

Kya Publishing to Host Urban Fiction Writing Workshop at Toronto Public Library (Malvern)

TORONTO, ONT (December 2017) - Independent publishing company Kya Publishing is scheduled to host an Urban Fiction Writing Workshop on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library, as a part of their annual Black History Month programming. The workshop, open to teens and adults of all experience levels, will be held at the Malvern Branch (30 Sewells Road) from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Admission is free, and all aspiring writers are welcome to drop in!

The 90-minute workshop, created by Kya Publishing author Kamilah Haywood, and co-facilitated by Stacey Marie Robinson, will provide a seminar-style overview of the genre of Urban Fiction, and the importance of documenting Canadian urban stories. While discussing the inspiration for their Urban Fiction titles, the authors will present examples from Canadian urban music, events, texts, art, and culture.

Special guest presenters to be announced.

For details, please visit the Toronto Public Library website, or contact us at info@kyapubl…

Details for Kya Publishing's 4th Annual TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO // Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Kya Publishing to host 4th annual TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO at Toronto Centre for the Arts - Aug 6, 2017
TORONTO, ONT (June 2017) - Toronto-based independent publishing company Kya Publishing will be hosting their 4th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts’ Studio Theatre, as a part of the Nia Centre for the Arts’ Blowout Festival. The book fair, previously held in association with the Toronto Public Library, will feature published and independent urban writers and their books at a free and family-friendly event, to the soundtrack of a live DJ (Toronto’s DJ Majesty).
Kya Publishing is committed to the documentation of urban culture, and the celebration of literature through their books, research (Journal of Canadian Urban Fiction), events, and community initiatives (Kya Keys Book Donation Program). The annual TUBE was established to provide urban authors with exposure, and networking opportunities—particular…

Authors Announced for Toronto Urban Book Expo 2017

TORONTO, ONT (May 2017) - Kya Publishing has announced the confirmed authors that will be featured at the 4th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) taking place on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street at Sheppard Avenue).

TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction and culture. This event, taking place during the Simcoe Day holiday weekend in Ontario, will feature published and independent writers selling their books at a free and family-friendly book fair. Live hip hop, R&B, reggae, and soca music will once again be provided by DJ Majesty.

Featured authors include:

Allan Brentt Hood (Toronto, Ontario); Andree Nicole (Toronto, Ontario); Angelot Ndongmo (Brampton, Ontario); Breanna Chanelle(Brampton, Ontario); Deborah Watkins (Buffalo, New York); Edquina Washington (York, Pennsylvania) Erika L. Farmer (Washington, D.C.); Evelyn Ayum (New Jersey); J.L. Crayton (Orlando, Florida); Jameel Davis (Cleveland, Ohio); Jeffrey Lee Cheath…