Do only traditionally published books become bestsellers?

We all have this firm belief in mind that only traditionally published books can become bestsellers. We believe it is the big publisher's tag that can help drive book sales. We believe traditional publishers know how to make your book a bestseller.

Read More - June 18, 2022

Speed of Publishing a Book

For those of you who have just finished writing your book and are looking for a publisher, I am sure you would have come across the following statements quite often - Publish in 30 mins, Publish in 7 days, Publish your book in 14 days, guaranteed!!

Read More - June 17, 2022

The Importance of Book Reviews

When publishing a book, book reviews form a very important component in a book’s success. Including reviews adds value and credibility to your work in the publishing marketplace, especially when they are from well-respected people in your field. It also instigates your readers to write more consumer reviews, and sets the general tone for them to follow.

Read More - June 18, 2021

Time Taken for Self-Publishing a Book

The term self-publishing itself indicates that the time taken for the book to be published depends largely on the ‘self’ or the author. Most authors decide to go for self-publishing because it helps in budgeting the time. While the traditional publication process takes six to twelve months, self-publishing can be doe ideally within one and half months depending upon the length and content of the book.

Read More - June 5, 2021

The Process of Self-Publishing a Book

While self-publishing a book, the author needs to understand the process of publication of books. The publication of one’s book is a very overwhelming journey but one must navigate through the entire ordeal systematically.

Read More - June 4, 2021

Protecting the Copyright of Your Book

To be able to protect the copyright of a book, an author needs to understand what the word ‘copyright’ means and what are the things that it encompasses. While talking about copyright, we must understand that copyright exists on its own, without the backing of legal documents.

Read More - June 3, 2021

The Cost of Self-Publishing in India

The cost of self-publishing can be divided into three stages of financial investment - pre-publishing costs, publishing costs, and post-publication costs. The first one includes the costs related to editing and designing.

Read More - June 2, 2021

Audiobooks – The Next Level in Publishing

The folk epics like Homer’s Illiad were sung by bards and passed down the generations through oral traditions. Literature in the form of audio stimuli goes back to the epic poetry of Sumerians with examples like the heroic deeds of king Gilgamesh and the other folklores we are quite acquainted with today. The written form of literature is now found in both print and e-book formats and the oral tradition now appears as audiobooks.

Read More - February 15, 2021

Rise of Females Authors with Self Publishing

Book publishing has been a notoriously vicious business. And if you are a woman, the chances of your book getting through are almost ambiguous, in the traditional publishing model. If you look closely at the books published by traditional publishers, the data will show you that the number of authors who come up with a book are mostly men.

Read More - March 8, 2020

Promotion and Marketing of Books - Book Fairs

When a writer thinks of publishing a book, the first question after finalizing a publisher, that comes to his mind is - how to market my book.

Book Marketing is a very broad term. Multiple aspects of promoting a book come into play.

Read More - January 18, 2020

Trending Topics in Self Publishing

There are two types of writers – those who write for passion and others who write for passion and sales. If you fall in the second category, then here is an insight into the trending topics that might help you finalise the topic for your next book.

Read More - October 11, 2019

Rise of Children’s Books with Self Publishing

My search for children’s books began when my son turned one. I came across amazingly beautiful, well-illustrated and well-narrated books. In the gamut of all these books, something still seemed amiss. None of the books were set in the Indian context. None of the books had illustrations that children from India could relate to.

Read More - September 09, 2019

The Full Stack Development Book

Full stack development is the new frontier in software development. The development of a production software that serves a lot of users, requires computer engineers who are specialised in specific portions of a software lifecycle. With the evolution of various software development tools, it has now become possible for a single engineer to be knowledgeable about all the parts that make up a software, right from development to deployment.

Read More - September 01, 2019

BooksFundr - India's First Crowd Funding Platform

Most of us are aware of the term – Crowd funding. It means getting funds for a project from like-minded individuals or those interested in it. This way, no one bears the upfront cost of building the project as many individuals have contributed to it by donating money. In return, the contributors get either the final product or subscription or credits, depending upon the type of product created. This model has been successfully adopted worldwide in creation of music, videos, social causes, software, and even publication of books.

Read More - August 01, 2019

Bookstores - Losing the Charm?

"I want to place my book in stores across the country." "Will my book be sold through bookstores?"
"You don't provide physical store distribution?"
The queries are numerous.

Read More - June 29, 2019

Hybrid Publishing

Since its inception in the year 2007, self publishing has come a long way. We see more and more writers choosing this route to publish their books. With this increase, the number of firms offering self publishing services is also on the rise. Self publishing offers ease of access to bring out one’s book in the market. Traditional model of publishing has always been time-consuming, evaluation-based with lesser transparency in terms of sales figures. All these cons are taken care of in self publishing.

Read More - February 14, 2019

Planning to Submit your Work to a Publisher?

At the onset of a new era inpublishing when more and more voices are being heard, when new hidden gems and stories are unearthed every day, which may have never seen the light of the day, I’m sure you have a story to telltoo, an experience to share, an urge to paint the sky with your ink. Yes, I’m talking about self-publishing, which has come a long way in a very shortwhile but has an even longer journey to make.

Read More - January 17, 2019

Traditional Publishing Versus Self-Publishing

If you think writing a book is difficult, wait till you start making efforts to get it published – writing would seem to be a walk in the park in comparison. If you are planning to write a book, or in the process of writing one, or already have a manuscript ready, then I’m sure you would be struggling with the dilemma of whether to take the traditional publishing route or go for self-publishing. Being a recently published author who has dealt with both types of publishers, I think I am an ideal candidate for drawing a comparison between traditional publishing and self-publishing.

Read More - July 16, 2018

Latest Books on Time Travel

As you read through these lines, I’ll be way into the future. With technological advancements in full swing, in our age, we quite often love to immerse ourselves into the new, imaginative, and creative realms created by the thinkers, visionaries, and dreamers that rock the world every now and then by their ideas. So many of the science fiction fantasies are common realities now. But there is one, about which it has been written since time immemorial, ever since there has been science and fiction, and has not been achieved yet. It still intrigues our minds no matter how many times we come across that same old concept - The Time Travel! It never fails to catch our attention.

Read More - August 24, 2017

Writing Style

Remember, when you write, you supplement the written proofs of our existence. As soon as you put that ink on paper, you’ve etched a mark of your presence, of human footprint in the physical world. That mark is a testimony of who we are. Your words will travel to places unknown, to people unknown, and to times unknown. They will, most likely, continue to exist even after you. And believe me, with the current trends of self-destruction around the world, they may even be the last vestige of mankind!

Read More - June 14, 2017

What Should I Read?

Well, being an avid reader you are sure what all you want to read, but what should you consider reading when you are a writer? There is no single answer to this. To be frank, read everything you enjoy. Whatever you read is useful, be it - newspapers, magazines, novels, technical papers, economics, history, literature, science, spiritual, etc. Nevertheless, there are certain points you can keep in mind while choosing to read, especially ‘for’ writing.

Read More - April 18, 2017

Writer's Space Time Continuum

A Writer’s World

A writer’s world is complicated. Being one, I’d love to present an unimaginable correlation between a writer’s universe and our physical cosmos. So grab your mugs and sit tight as we enter this space-time continuum, to contemplate a writer’s world.

Read More - March 29, 2017

Challenges faced by a first time writer

Well, I’m back with the some challenges and problems as I promised before, and here’s the next set of tea/coffee for your mind.

I’m not going to write long essays, or deep thought provoking stories here to make you doze off. Every writer, author, in fact, everyone faces some struggles, problems, obstacles, etc. in the course of achieving their dreams. That’s bound to happen, and those are the challenges you need to take up, bet on yourself, and win them!

Read More - March 16, 2017

Writer?

Hop on with a tea/coffee and a little thought-chat with the text below.

Being a writer is great… It’s an art of putting your thoughts and imagination onto paper. Of course, you already know that. As easy as it may seem, being a professional at writing and inculcating a constant drive to keep writing takes away much of this ‘ease’ factor. Writers do go through their own struggles and problems, but let’s keep that for some other time. And, some nice tips and tricks through this tête-à-tête might, anyway, assist you to maintain that drive and help you reach new heights without falling into some of those quarries.

Read More - February 10, 2017

Dos and Don'ts for a First-time Author

1. Don’t write the book you just feel like writing.

Simply don’t go with the topic you feel passionate about or have knowledge in. Do your research. Try to find out what is selling & trending.

Read More - October 14, 2016