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 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 […]
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 […]