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FAQs section 1

FAQs ABOUT ADINKRASCROLLS

What is AdinkraScrolls?

It is an online literary market place where soft and hard copies of literary works are sold.

Who owns AdinkraScrolls?

AdinkraScrolls is owned by GAW.

Who can access the portal?

Members of GAW and vendors: publishers and people interested in buying and selling books.

What are the conditions for becoming a vendor?

Please, see Terms & Conditions.

What products are traded on AdinkraScrolls?

Digital copies and paperback of books.

How do I become a vendor and put my products on AdinkraScrolls?
  1. Navigate to the registration page by hovering or clicking on "Account" at the top right corner of your screen and choose register as a vendor.
  2. Fill in the required information.
  3. Submit your registration.
  4. After registration, please login to your account to go to vendors dashboard.

Please click on the link below.

"how do I upload my products/book as a vendor" to learn more in detail how to become a vendor and successfully upload and sell books/products on AdinkraScrolls platform.

 

How do I buy products on AdinkraScrolls?
  1. Click on the product you would like to purchase
  2. Click on Add to cart
  3. Go to your cart
  4. View the total price of the products and the shipping fee
  5. Proceed to checkout
  6. Next, fill in your billing address and your residential address if different form billing address.
  7. Proceed to buy now
  8. Choose your payment method (Mobile money, Credit/Debit card/Bank transfer, if available.
  9. Make payment. Access will be granted automatically to your downloadable product after payment is successful.
How do I price my works on the portal?
  1. Navigate to vendor’s dashboard.
  2. Go to product.
  3. Click Add new product.
  4. Fill in the required details.

Choose the price you would like to charge for your product.

How can I follow the status of my products?
  1. Log in to your account dashboard
  2. Go to orders
  3. Select the specific product
  4. Click to see the status of the order
How many products/titles can I sell on the portal?

There are no limits set.

How much of the cover price do I receive?

70% of the listed price

When can I get returns on sales?

Payments will be effected half yearly.

In what currency shall I be paid?

Payments are to be made in Ghana Cedi or its equivalent.

Is there any arbitration policy on the portal?

FAQs section 2

FAQs ABOUT GAW

How can I be a member of GAW?

Firstly, you must be a writer/author or have interest to write to qualify to apply for membership.

How can I pay my dues?

You can pay by cash, bank or GAW Momo

Do you have editors and other publishing professionals among you?

Yes, we do.

What programmes and activities do you run?

The Association runs the following major programmes:

  1. GAW Book Festival (GAWBOFEST): It is a festival that brings together various stakeholders in the book industry in September of every year since 2011. It has the theme “Empowering Ghana through Reading.” The current content/activities include (book readings, poetry, story-telling, book signings, quizzes, brass band music, face painting, instant portrait drawing & graphics design). Composition of participants (writers: GAW & non-GAW members; schools & colleges; writers’ clubs; diplomatic missions; members of Parliament; personalities in the arts & creative industry; “Country of Focus,” etc.).
  1. GAW Schools Outreach Programme (GAWSOP): It was established in 2012 in collaboration with Ghana Education Service (GES) as an outreach programme by setting up of literary clubs in all public Senior High Schools to encourage them in reading and writing.
  2. GAW Sunday: It is a monthly variety literary event. It was created to bring members and their friends together in a literary celebration. 
  3. GAW Annual Literary Awards: This award was instituted 1987 to promote adherence to standards and literary excellence among GAW members. It is held in November of each year.
  1. GAW has established the month of March as “Read-A-Ghana-Book Month” to encourage reading at least one book written by a Ghanaian or published in Ghana. We have selected the month of March because it is Ghana’s birth month and therefore, perhaps, the most important month in our nation’s history.
  1. GAW Literary Workshop: We hold workshops, seminars, clinics & mentorship/consultancies on writing, publishing, editing, etc. These are means of building capacity of members. 
  2. International Exchange Programmes: These programmes are to stimulate cooperation between GAW and writers’ associations, groups & projects elsewhere to project GAW’s image.   
  1. When are general meetings held?

Ans: General meetings are held quarterly, and this is communicated to members by notice. We also have statutory and ad hoc committees that meet frequently.

Has GAW a constitution?

Yes.

Is the Association meant for only writers?

The Association welcomes publishers, bloggers, editors, proof-readers, illustrators, designers, librarians, and all creators of literary content.

How can I get a publisher for my works?

The GAW Secretariat can always direct you to the Ghana Publishers Association for the needed assistance.

How can I obtain an International Standard Book Number (ISBN)?

The George Padmore Research Library is the State Agency that issues ISBNs.

Can I be a member of GAW and the Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA) at the same time?

Being a member of GAW automatically makes you a member of PAWA. However, you cannot apply for individual membership of PAWA, for PAWA membership is restricted to member-associations of writers in Africa.

Are there any benefits for GAW membership?

The benefits for being a member of GAW include:

  1. Participation in workshops, seminars, clinics, etc. organised by GAW.
  2. GAW recommends members’ books to NGOs and literary organisations that purchase books from the GAW Secretariat from time to time.
  3. GAW’s premises is available for paid up members to launch their books.
  4. At GAW events and meetings, depending on your literacy needs, there is always an opportunity to network and consult with accomplished writers for guidance and mentorship.
  5. Through GAW, CopyGhana, the Reprographic Rights Organisation (RRO) of Ghana, compensates authors whose works are photocopied or digitally copied for commercial gains.

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