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Kya Publishing Partners with the SEATTLE URBAN BOOK EXPO

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TORONTO, ONT (May 2018) - Kya Publishing has established a partnership with the annual Seattle Urban Book Expo and event organizer Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II for 2018. The partnership will encourage cross-promotion and international attendance for both the Seattle Urban Book Expo and Kya Publishing's Toronto Urban Book Expo taking place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library's Parkdale Branch from 4pm to 8pm.

Cheatham, a Seattle-based children's author, attended the Toronto Urban Book Expo as a vendor in 2016 and 2017, and has also been hosting his book fair for the past two years. The Seattle Urban Book Expo features published and independent writers showcasing their writing projects and related products, with a mandate to endorse and promote local talent and Washington's African-American culture.

"We have worked closely with Kya Publishing over the years, and are glad to make this association official," said Cheatham. "I appreciate the pr…

Kya Publishing Partners with Cleveland's ELEVATED WAVES for Toronto Urban Book Expo Activities

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TORONTO, ONT (July 2017) - Kya Publishing has partnered with Cleveland-based publishing company Elevated Waves for events surrounding their 5th annual Toronto Urban Book Expo, taking place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library's Parkdale Branch (1303 Queen Street West) from 4pm to 8pm.

The Book Expo takes place during Toronto's celebratory Simcoe Day long weekend (also the weekend of the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival, and Toronto hip hop recording artist Drake's OVO musical festival), and is one of many activities that draws tourists and international artists to the city. Elevated Waves Publishing Corp., founded by Cleveland author Jameel Davis, will be hosting a series of networking events and coordinating access to cultural activities during the Book Expo weekend, through this newly established collaboration with Kya Publishing.

"I love the energy of Toronto," said Jameel Davis, on a recent visit to the Canadian city. "The creative vi…

Registration Begins for Kya Publishing's 2018 Toronto Urban Book Expo

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TORONTO, ONT (May 2018) - Registration is now underway for the Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE), presented by Toronto publishing and communications company Kya Publishing. The 5th annual book fair is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Toronto Public Library's Parkdale Branch (1303 Queen Street West, Toronto) from 4pm to 8pm.

TUBE is the only Canadian event dedicated to celebrating urban fiction and culture; over the years it has also become a hub for African- and Caribbean-Canadian writers, as well as African-American author participants. The Expo will feature published and independent writers selling their books and related products at a free and family-friendly gathering. Live urban and Caribbean music will once again be provided by Toronto's DJ Majesty, to enhance the cultural tone for the affair.

"Kya Publishing welcomes registration requests from all writers," said founder Stacey Marie Robinson. "We look forward to inviting both local an…