September 26, 2012

6 benefits of NOT having a Literary Agent

Most blog posts on publishing related websites talk about how important it is to have Literary agents represent authors. So it is only inevitable that the […]
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 […]
February 25, 2012

Query letter rejections: How writers can deal with it

Query letters for books need a lot of TLC (tender love & care) to create. Getting the mailing list of the best literary agents and publishers […]
January 14, 2012

Jacaranda Literary Agency – Interview

If you are a serious author, planning to approach the best literary agents in India (or Asia), you probably already have Jacaranda Literary Agency on your […]
December 17, 2011

Literary agents in India

Several years back when I was searching for the best literary agencies in India, there were very few names to be found. There were many self-proclaimed […]
December 3, 2011

Literary Agents: Beware of unprofessional and unfair agency practices

A good literary agent can work wonders for the author’s career but it’s very tough to locate and get one interested in your work, specially in […]
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 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 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 […]