In-App Library

Buy and read books with Kelo by creating your very own in-house digital library so you never carry, lose or damage your titles.

Built In Wallet

Buy or rent books easily with our many secured payment options including debit or credit card, gift vouchers, EFT and Kelo Credits.


Rent A Book

Have the option to buy and own a digital copy, chapters, physical books or rent for 12 or 24 months and pay a fraction of the price.

Virtual Book-Club

Join the Kelo Virtual Book-Club to access supplementary material, collaborate on projects and be part of the conversation with likeminded #SmartReaders

Notes & Annotations

Use the Kelo interactive e-reader to highlight, make notes, record audio, search and look up words or phrases and create bookmarks as you learn.

Pay It Forward

Kelo allows you to send credits and vouchers via text or email or buy books for your loved ones so they too can join #TheSmartRead Community.

It Pays To Be A #SmartReader

Established in 2014, Blankett Tech is a multi-award winning organisation that has from conception remained committed to driving innovation that moves Africa forward.

Innovation With Purpose

Kelo is Africa’s first all-in-one interactive digital library and bookstore giving you access to an extensive collection of African and international titles on print and digital for purchase or rental.

Opening The World With #TheSmartRead

#TheSmartRead Community is an inclusive market place for readers, publishers, authors and institutions across the continent and the world.

We have gone to great lengths to prevent file sharing and tampering of any kind and ensure your copyright and IP is protected at all times and that you get a fair share of the revenue.

Security and Content Protection

Books are stored in our app’s cache memory and never downloaded directly onto the user’s storage which means it can never be shared or opened outside the Kelo app.

Kelo Self-Publishing

Don’t settle for a slice when you can have the bulk of the pie, at Kelo we only retain 25% of the retail price on all products and the rest of the 75% gets passed on to the publisher / author.

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