September 3, 2011

Self-publishing: Why you should (or shouldn’t) approach Vanity Publishers?

Self-publishing and vanity publishers have existed in various forms for a very long time. Despite the contrasting views about the pros and cons of this approach, […]
August 27, 2011

Book Trailers on YouTube, Facebook: As effective as movie trailers?

Book trailers can be an additional weapon in the arsenal of authors who are exploring unconventional options of promoting their book. Their function is pretty much […]
August 19, 2011

Literary Agent: (Why) Do you need one for your novel or non-fiction book?

Literary agents play a key role in the international publishing industry. Yet not many new writers are aware of what a literary agency can and cannot […]
August 12, 2011

How to write a book and get published

Whether you are a fiction or non-fiction writer, it helps to understand the entire life cycle for a book. If you are just getting started, here’s […]
August 5, 2011

Author Spotlight: Ankita Chadha – Anything else but love (Romance Fiction)

Ankita Chadha, an MBA student, has managed to accomplish what a lot of young writers can only dream of – write a book, get a publishing […]
July 29, 2011

How Guy Kawasaki leverages social media to promote his books

I recently interviewed Guy Kawasaki on MBA Crystal Ball, a blog that focuses on topics related to business and management education. The discussion revolved around his […]
July 22, 2011

Ever considered a writing career in the publishing industry?

How often have you picked up a book and thought, ‘This author writes such cr@p and he still gets published by a top tier publishing house. […]
May 8, 2011

Management Consulting Jobs: Strategy, Operations, Technology

Management Consulting Jobs are the most sought in India and abroad for the rich experience, exposure, network and compensation that the industry showers on a select […]
January 4, 2011

An innovative new puzzle for the creative ones

I invented Onamography in the mid nineties. But I waited for over a decade to see it getting published. More of that story later. The current […]
January 2, 2011

MBA MiM MS Admissions Consulting

MBA Crystal Ball is an MBA admissions consulting initiative that helps candidates across the world get into the top international MBA programs and Masters degrees / […]
January 1, 2011

Launching the Blog

I’ve had another blog (MBA related) running for quite a while now. There were a lot of topics that I couldn’t cover there. I felt that […]