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  • 42 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Book Publishing Industry

    42 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Book Publishing Industry

    The book publishing industry has been around for generations, constantly pulling out some of the world’s finest reads. From old-school scriptures to new-age digital ink, methods of publishing have evolved and so have the many writing tools. Along the way, the book publishing industry has produced some of the wackiest, funniest, coolest and most amazing ...

    Publishing and Distribution

    Book Cover Design Trends 2017

    Book Cover Design Trends 2017

    Everyone knows the old saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”. While the quote is a metaphor that relates to human emotions, it doesn’t work too well in a literal sense. A book, regardless of how well-written it could be, will never be read unless it attracts a reader’s attention. Book cover designs have ...

    Writing and Editing

    5 Ways To Stop Procrastinating When You Cannot See What Is Ahead

    5 Ways To Stop Procrastinating When You Cannot See What Is Ahead

    When one decides to be a writer, they are treading uncharted waters. They must be responsible and must complete the work their book demands, while meeting a set target. Bestselling author, Stephen King, writes 2,000 words per day and allows himself to not meet his target only under dire circumstances. He completes a 180,000 word ...

    Writing and Editing

    How To Write Stories That Children Will Love Reading

    How To Write Stories That Children Will Love Reading

    Stories are an integral part of one’s childhood. Most of us grew up reading and listening to tales of valour, courage and bravery, such as Ramayana and Mahabharata, and they are still engraved in every child’s memory. A well-written story will capture one’s imagination and stay in their memory for a long time. Children usually ...

    Writing and Editing

    Five Mistakes to Avoid While Writing a Literary Series

    A literary series is a celebrated form of literature that millions of readers around the world enjoy. A series can belong to any genre from science fiction to fantasy or romance to crime fiction. There are some books that pop into your mind the moment you hear the word ‘literary series’ – Harry Potter, The ...
    Ways to Get Inspired for Your Next Novel

    Ways to Get Inspired for Your Next Novel

    One of the biggest strengths a writer has is the ability to ideate. You may be simply sitting in a corner staring into space when an idea floats by into your head, and soon enough you’ll know how to get inspiration to write. The secret to every writer’s storytelling imagination is the ability to grasp ...

    Writing and Editing

    9 Cafes and Spots in Hyderabad Ideal for a Writer

    9 Cafes and Spots in Hyderabad Ideal for a Writer

    Do you sometimes find yourself completely devoid of ideas to write a good story? If so, you’re not alone in the world of authors. Writer’s block can be a tough thing to handle; thankfully there are multitudes of ways to get inspiration to write. The atmosphere plays an important role in cooking up the right ...

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    Literary Events Across India You Cannot Miss!

    Literary Events Across India You Cannot Miss!

    It’s time to celebrate what you love! Writing, storytelling sessions, digital marketing, poetry sessions – anything and everything related to the world of literature! While it was extremely difficult to narrow it down from the plethora of events happening in the metropolitan cities in India, here is a list of the literary events you must ...

    Publishing and Distribution

    Seven Things One Should Know About Self-Publishing

    Seven Things One Should Know About Self-Publishing

    This activity is a bucket list staple. Most people hope to achieve this at some point in their lives. Statistics show that 80% of people in the USA want to write a book, but only a tiny fraction of them actually write one. Becoming a published writer seems to be the dream that most of ...

    Writing and Editing

    Five Things Every First-Time Author Should Know

    Five Things Every First-Time Author Should Know

    Congratulations! It’s wonderful that you have decided to write a book. Writing is unlike other careers, as one usually does not pursue it for money or fame. One chooses to become an author, for it is a dream they want to see come true. Words are magic – they give you the power to weave ...

    Writing and Editing

    How to Write a Novel - The Definitive Guide

    How to Write a Novel – The Definitive Guide 1

    Do you have loads of interesting stories to tell and a way with words? If so, you’ve already crossed two of the biggest hurdles on your road to becoming an author. If you’re passionate about self-publishing a book, don’t just jump the gun and start putting pen to paper. Take your time and educate yourself ...

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    Humour Novels You Need to Read

    Humour Novels You Need to Read

    Laughter is and will always be the best medicine. No matter the source of laughter, those few minutes of blissful euphoria are something to cherish. Books have long been a very power source of laughter; that power stems from the fact that books let you imagine the comical situation in your own amusing way. If ...

    Promotions and Marketing

    What is a Book Launch and How Does it Help Market Your Book

    What is a Book Launch and How Does it Help Market Your Book 1

    This is it! It’s the most exciting day in your life and career as an author. After months, even years of writing the manuscript, it now rests in the palm of your hand. What do you do next? Launch it, of course! Now that you have solid evidence of your writing efforts, it’s time to ...

    Writing and Editing

    9 Cafés and Spots in Delhi Ideal for a Writer

    9 Cafés and Spots in Delhi Ideal for a Writer

    We writers are complex artists. We get inspired by the vibrant and colourful world around us and find ways to creatively convert that energy into the black-and-white world of text on paper. For some writers, the best work comes out in isolated places or within the four walls of their room. While some love working ...

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    9 Thriller Novels You Must Read

    9 Thriller Novels You Must Read

    Fiction novels have that innate ability to drag you into their world of fictitious reality. Every time you snug yourself in for a read, you get that tingling feeling of actually being inside the novel’s plot. Thriller novels are one of the most engaging reads; the numerous action set pieces, the glorious mix of drama ...

    Writing and Editing

    How to write a book series?

    How to write a book series? 2

    As a writer of fiction, you know you’ll know how to write a book that can incorporate the thousands of ideas stuck in your head. The urge to tell more stories never ends, even after you publish your first novel. Of all the stories you wish to tell, there is always that one story that ...

    Writing and Editing

    How to Write a Horror Novel

    How to Write a Horror Novel

    Here’s the ironic thing about horror novels: They are actually fun to read and even more so to write. Thinking up ideas for hair-raising scares and grotesque plot points may be easy but the tricky part is cooking up the formula that can blend all your scare tactics into one cohesive, terrifyingly terrific novel. Like ...

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    How to Inculcate the Habit of Reading in Children

    How to Inculcate the Habit of Reading in Children

    The excitement of sitting on grandpa’s lap and listening to his age-old stories is something that will live long in your memory. Today’s generation of kids have so many resources available at hand when it comes to reading, but inspiring and encouraging them to read is where the challenge lies. Here are some interesting ways ...

    Writing and Editing

    The Handy Guide to Format Your Book

    The Handy Guide to Format Your Book

    Completing your book is a euphoric feeling. It feels good to see months of writing and re-writing finally set into place as one complete novel. Hold your horses though, as there is still one herculean task left. Yes, we’re talking about that seemingly complex task of formatting a book which is making the elements in ...

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    Top 9 Bedtime Stories You Must Read to Your Child

    Top 9 Bedtime Stories You Must Read to Your Child

    As a child, didn’t you love it when your parents tucked you into bed, read you a book and kissed you goodnight? Reading a nice book to your child ensures they get a sound sleep and sweet dreams; it is also a great way to introduce them to pictures, words and if you can put ...