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    Parallelism What Writers need to know

    Parallelism What Writers need to know

    Recently, I happened to meet an aspiring writer, who wanted to talk and discuss the book he is planning to write. We spoke over the phone, exchanged some ideas, and ultimately decided to meet at a coffee shop to sit down and talk about his plans and intentions. On meeting him, I noticed that he ...

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    All you need to know about Quora for Book marketing

    All you need to know about Quora for Book marketing 1

    With over a million people accessing this website for information every month, Quora is a marketer’s delight. A website that has a massive user base in India, the US, the UK, Canada, and China, a marketer cannot afford to miss out on an opportunity to leverage the full potential of Quora. For us authors, Quora ...

    First Book Podcast

    Amar Ramesh on How He Published his Two Coffee Table Books

    Amar Ramesh on How He Published his Two Coffee Table Books

    Here’s the transcript of the podcast: [Music] Kiruba: Hello and welcome to the first book podcast – India’s first podcast especially for those who have dreams and aspirations to become an author. My name is Kiruba Shankar and every week, I speak with experienced and bestselling authors to understand their writing habits, best practices, and ...

    First Book Podcast

    Chetan Mahajan on How He Wrote His First Book in a Jail

    Chetan Mahajan on How He Wrote His First Book in a Jail

    This episode is unique because we are talking to one author who wrote the first draft of his book when he was in jail. Chetan Mahajan had a privileged education and an illustrious career spanning two decades in companies like O&M, Tata Interactive Services, Apollo group and Everonn. Unfortunately, in his own words, he joined ...

    Writing and Editing

    Why You Should Write a Book

    Why You Should Write a Book 1

    We live in a world of 7 billion people; a beautiful planet that is home to amazing diversity. With thousands of languages spoken around the world, with people from different cultural and diverse backgrounds living together, and with so many things diversifying us at so many different levels, the world is indeed huge and not ...

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    Hashtags for Writers

    Hashtags for Writers 4

    Drinking Hot Chocolate @Somerestaurant #yolo #foodporn #bestday #foodie #livetoeat Ever come across posts like this online? On photos, on check-ins, on status updates? Does your wall or profile get flooded by these random pieces of words clubbed by a hash symbol? If yes, welcome to the world of hashtags! It’s a common scenario nowadays that ...

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    Why and How to create a Writing Portfolio

    Why and How to create a Writing Portfolio

    As we know, promoting our book in the market is crucial in self-publishing. It requires us to come up with new, unique, and creative ways to take our book to the masses. One unique way we’re going to venture into and reap benefits is through portfolios. For the uninitiated, portfolios are compilations of an artist ...

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    How to build a Street Team for your Book

    How to build a Street Team for your Book

    Behind every author is a team of unsung allies and well-wishers, who actively take part in different stages of publishing. But the thing is we never considered their company and their efforts as a team work. We tend to forget our collaboration with them and overlook the importance of an author team. So far, we’ve ...

    Publishing and Distribution

    5 Book Cover Mistakes Every Indie Author Makes

    5 Book Cover Mistakes Every Indie Author Makes

    Okay, there’s no debating on this one – people do judge a book by its cover! If you’ve published a book already and wondering why your book hasn’t sold volumes in the market, most probably your cover was too bad to be picked up. Before readers could get to reading blurb, bio and table of ...

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    5 Ways Authors can use Goodreads to promote their Book

    5 Ways Authors can use Goodreads to promote their Book

    For the uninitiated, Goodreads is like LinkedIn for authors and readers. It has millions of users accessing from across the world and it’s one of the best platforms you can use to reach out to your target audience. On Goodreads, readers list the books they’ve read and rate them; create lists of some of the ...