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At Griot Publishing, we want to provide a format and system that would not only print your books for you, but help guide you in putting your thoughts on a paper canvas. We provide you with the means to publish your book world-wide in every format: Softcover, Hardcover and eBook. We are working on providing the Audio Book format in the near future. We don’t make empty promises such as “your gonna be a best seller”, or "we can get your book on ever major bookshelf." We are up front with you, and although we provide you with the tools and knowledge on how to market your book, we understand that the best person to make your book a success is YOU.
We are also the Creators of the Original GriotBook. If you want to learn more on how to create an awesome family heirloom, visit our Sister Site here.
We believe that writers should have support, so we offer it. We believe that Authors should obtain most of their book earnings, just about eliminating the "middle" man; we teach you how. We believe that everyone has a story to tell but may not know how to tell it; we help motivate and inspire those writers who dream of becoming published one day. What we Believe? We Believe in YOU!
Whether you are publishing your writings just to share with family and friends, or you are desiring to have your books on the shelves of major stores one day, we at GP would love to be a part of helping you birth your manuscript into a beautiful book that houses your thoughts. Whether you desire to publish cookbooks or your Grandmothers memoirs, Griot Publishing can handle it all.
Valley News. Buckey, Arizona
In 2007, T'Malkia Zuri started a publishing business in her home where she published her first book, "Sister 2 Sister: A Treasured Gift-Repairing the G A P in Sisterhood". On July 2nd, 2009, she celebrated the grand opening of TRP Bookstore located in Buckeye, Arizona. TRP Bookstore was celebrated as the first bookstore in the history of Buckeye, a city with a population of 50,340.
The grand opening was attended by a large crowd, including the founder and lead publisher of Griot Publishing House, T'Malkia Zuri. She is not only the founder and CEO of Griot Publishing House and Griot International LLC, but also the creator of “The Write Cipher”, an organization that helps aspiring writers share their thoughts with the world. In addition to her publishing and writing endeavors, T'Malkia Zuri is also the founder of GriotSites.com, a webhosting and web design business that specializes in custom web designs, domain maintenance, and more.
T'Malkia Zuri is also the author of several books, including Sister 2 Sister: A Treasured Gift-Repairing the G A P in Sisterhood (2007), He, She, & Them: Restoring the Black Family (2010), It's Mourning Time: Fasting the Spirit Man (2009), and Divorcing Jesus: A Spiritual Love Story (2015).
The grand opening of TRP Bookstore was a momentous occasion for the community of Buckeye, as it provided a much-needed place for book lovers to gather and find their next great read. T'Malkia Zuri and the team at TRP Bookstore dedicated their energy to providing a welcoming and inclusive space for all members of the community.
As society moved towards the digital age, Ms. Zuri closed the brick and mortar store and relocated. Griotpublishinghouse.com was relaunched to include an online bookstore.
A Griot is an oral historian from West Africa. In the days before books, people remembered their history by telling stories. People who were particularly skilled became professional story tellers, in charge of carrying on the oral tradition of their society.
The audience often participates in the story telling process, playing music, acting out parts, singing, responding, and contributing sound effects to enhance the story.
The Griot profession is hereditary and has long been a part of West African culture. The Griots’ role has traditionally been to preserve the genealogies, historical narratives, and oral traditions of their people; praise songs are also part of the Griot's repertoire. Many Griots play the kora, a long-necked harp lute with 21 strings. In addition to serving as the primary storytellers of their people, Griots have also served as advisers and diplomats.
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Why Did We Name Our Company Griot?
Having a publishing company, allows us to assist Inspiring/Aspiring writers to share their stories with the world. Not only that, we specialize in creating beautiful Web Properties that, in some ways, tell stories using graphics and texts. Because we are in the profession of story telling, it only makes perfect sense to name our company Griot Publishing, GriotSites, and GriotBooks.
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