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Ten Things that Authors Need to Understand about Branding and Marketing

The world of publishing is going through enormous changes. Big publishing houses are consolidating, marketing budgets are shrinking. Online book selling is here to stay and the old business model of distribution-driven book selling is working less and less. Simultaneously, … Continue reading

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Author-as-Brand: More Cons than Pros for Newbie Authors (part 1)

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2014 Wrap-Up Write-Up

It’s a bone chilling 9 degrees C in Delhi as I write this. Looking out into my tiny lawn from my writing desk, everything is shrouded in a haze and I can virtually “see” the cold! Even my thirteen-going-on-three-year-old puppy … Continue reading

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The 100th Post Milestone… Looking back, looking forward

With this post I have completed a century of blog posts. Seems like a significant milestone in my blogging journey. And what a wonderful ride it’s been. Three years ago when I started this blog, I’d often wonder if my … Continue reading

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Global Novelists at the Jaipur LitFest

The Jaipur LitFest is a celebration of all things related to writing. Whether you are a reader, novelist, aspiring author, screenwriter, poet, graphic artiste or just a lover of books, Jaipur Lit Fest should definitely be on your to-do destination. … Continue reading

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Crafting Compelling Characters – 5 Tips from 5 Authors

Writing compelling characters lies at the heart of any storytelling venture. No matter what the genre it can be quite a challenge to craft engaging characters whom readers can fall in love with, or at the other extreme, love to … Continue reading

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What Not to Do When Looking for a Publisher or Agent

A recent blog post sparked a lot of interest among visitors and pingbacks from writer-bloggers who offered their own take on the question that is never far away from the thoughts of every wannabe author: How does one find a … Continue reading

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Are you a Passionista?

Is Passionista even a word? Maybe not. Guess, I just wanted to catch your attention and I’m one of those writers who simply hate it when readers ignore my writing. Some would say that’s the trait of an obsessed person.  … Continue reading

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