Book Publishing

Will Digital ‘Juggernauts' Raze Traditional Bookstores In India?

With some publishers spearheading the industry towards a truly game-changing "digital revolution", the traditional brick-and-mortar booksellers and conglomerates that started it all are confronted with potential doom. When one of the oldest bookstores of Delhi, Fact & Fiction, recently shut shop after an admirable 30-plus years in business, it was a reality check not just for many other bookstores but also customers like me who are still accustomed to their conventional book-in-hand routine.
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A New Juggernaut Rolls Into Town, Brings Mobile Publishing To India

My Twitter timeline has been abuzz. Syria, you think. Rahul Gandhi's latest speech. The lingering after-shocks of Cameron's Piggate. Maybe even some Trump-related jokes. Think again. Ever since it announced its presence circa 6pm on 22 September, the brand new publishing house Juggernaut has not looked like stopping. And like the proverbial juggernaut, it is both formidable and paradigm altering.

Why I do not review books for free

Recently, an author with a book fresh from the press sent me review request. Came down straight to the point in a two-line mail - "Where should I send you a copy". No, he did not ask me what the proce...
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5 Tips To A Spectacular Book Pitch

A cover letter or an email which you will send across to editors across the country (or countries) can't be more than 200-300 words if you want it to be read. That's the one pager which will make all the difference on whether the editor will even pick up the first chapter of your manuscript. Which is why, the pitch is a nightmarish but important part of your path to publishing.

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