April 3, 2015

Book marketing plan that got Business Doctors sold out in under a year

My self-published book, Business Doctors, shows an Out of Stock status on Flipkart. My year-long publishing experiment is over and I won’t be printing any more […]
July 25, 2013

Why I chose to self-publish my Ebook

I finally took the plunge. No, not marriage. That happened a long time ago. Not swimming either. That goes further back in time. It was the […]
May 11, 2013

How to improve your creative writing skills

Almost all the posts you see on this blog focus on what to do after you have completed writing your book. Some focus on writing query […]
April 8, 2013

Role of Literary Agents in the evolving Indian publishing world

A Times of India reporter reached out to ask me about my views on literary agents (here’s the published article). The interest in the topic was […]
March 8, 2013

What you should know about digital printing

It was good to see that the second print run for my MBA book (Beyond The MBA Hype) was sold out on Flipkart. The book was […]
January 29, 2013

Is Self-publishing harming authors & the publishing industry?

Self-publishing has been growing at an impressive or alarming rate, depending on which side of the fence you are. Authors tired of waiting for the bigger […]
December 30, 2012

Promoting books and authors in the Indian media

Apart from trying to get your kick-a$$ manuscript for your soon-to-be best-seller novel on the tables of influential editors, I hope you have also been working […]
November 25, 2012

eBook market in India

I have been getting increasingly curious about the size of the eBook market in India. More than the size of the ebook market, I’m also keen […]
October 28, 2012

Average commission rates charged by literary agents

After all these posts, I realised the most frequently asked questions relating to literary agent commissions in the minds of new authors haven’t been directly tackled […]
September 12, 2012

Re-sending Query Letters: Is it ok to re-submit to literary agents and publishers?

Literary agents and publishers reject an overwhelmingly large number of query letters than they accept. With those odds, it’s hard not to have gone through the […]
August 6, 2012

Book editing services in India: Are you paying too much?

Freelance book editors provide services to authors before literary agents or publishers come into the picture. The assumption here is that the original manuscript has potential […]
July 16, 2012

Publishing poetry books: Will a traditional mainstream publisher sell your poems?

If you are a poet, you have probably thought about getting a poetry book published. Good poetry, many would argue, is tougher to write than prose. […]