November 26, 2011

Book advances: How much should authors expect?

If huge, mouth-watering book advances got you interested in the publishing industry, you might be in it for the wrong reasons. Most of us will never […]
November 19, 2011

7 Reasons why you should start an author blog

I maintain 3 blogs. The first one is an MBA blog which is quite popular among Indian MBA applicants who are targeting international business schools. The […]
November 13, 2011

How to write a Query letter for your book?

I wrote several hundred query letters and sent them to a whole lot of literary agents and publishers. ‘Several hundred’ refers more to the variations of […]
November 5, 2011

As a new writer, will you pay to get your first publishing break?

There’s a common saying in the conventional publishing world. Money flows to the writer. What does it mean? It means that you should never have to […]
October 29, 2011

How long are you willing to wait to get your book published?

For all the hundreds of thousands of books that seem to hit the bookshelves each year, you might get the impression that there’s some fantastic super-efficient […]
October 22, 2011

Why social networking in the real world is important for writers, bloggers and authors

The virtual world offers writers a fantastic opportunity to open the mind and let their thoughts soar. No boundaries, no constraints. Just you, your thoughts and […]
October 15, 2011

Asteroid Belt (Gaane mein daal) – The frustration release song

In a world full of frustrations, pressure and tension, it is extremely rare to encounter an earth-shattering concept that gives you the strength and hope to […]
October 8, 2011

Looking for free ebook, pdf, video, torrents for Beyond The MBA Hype?

Update: This post was published when the ebook version wasn’t launched. Now the ebook is available on Amazon. Here’s the link: Download MBA Hype from Amazon. […]
October 1, 2011

Beyond The MBA Hype on The Times of India bestsellers list

There was no formal book launch for Beyond The MBA Hype, no celebrities waxing eloquent about the book and consequently very limited media attention. People I […]
September 24, 2011

Writer’s block: What is it and how can you deal with it?

Writer’s block can become a roadblock for authors irrespective of the stage in their career. The professional ones who’ve faced this several times just know how […]
September 17, 2011

Book marketing and promotion: Meet the superheroes

Marketing and promoting a book can be one of the biggest hurdles for first-time authors (Well, ok, after you’ve got a good literary agent to represent […]
September 10, 2011

Query Letter FAQ: How literary agents and publishers will evaluate it

So you’ve decided not to venture into the world of self-publishing yet. That brings you back to the process of wooing publishers or literary agents to […]