• Categories
  • The Watercooler

    9 Book Villains We Love to Hate

    9 Book Villains We Love to Hate

    Have you ever felt that you wanted to enter into the book that you are reading and kill that one character that has been snobby, annoying, and cold throughout? Yes, we have felt that way as well. From being a stone cold person to having evil motives against innocent souls, literary villains have been a ...

    Writing and Editing

    Chanakya Radhakrishnan’s Secrets to Prolific Book Writing

    The transcript: [Music] Kiruba: Hi there! If you’re here, there’s a good chance that you’re interested in becoming an author or you’re already one. Good choice because this is one of the very few dedicated podcast shows that is meant for aspiring authors. This is where you can learn from bestselling global authors on how they ...

    First Book Podcast

    Zoe McKey, Amazon’s Number 1 Selling Self-help Author, offers Authoring Tips

    The Transcript: [Music] Kiruba: Hello and welcome to a special edition of the First Book Podcast, where we get to listen to Amazon’s number one selling self-help author Zoe McKey. But first, what is this first book podcast? It is the only podcast show that is targeted at aspiring authors. This is where we get to ...

    First Book Podcast

    Hindustan Times’ National Business Editor gives Valuable Author Tips

    The transcript: [Music] Kiruba: Hello and welcome to the first book podcast – a show that is dedicated to helping people achieve their dreams of publishing their first book.  In this podcast series, we have conversations with bestselling authors worldwide and ask them about their journey as an author. This is where they reveal their secrets ...

    First Book Podcast

    Yogesh Chaabria shares Tips behind Authoring Six Books

    Here’s the transcript of the podcast: [Music] Kiruba: Hello and welcome to the first book podcast. India’s first and only podcast dedicated to helping first-time authors. In this podcast series, we have conversations with bestselling authors and business leaders to understand how they successfully cracked their first book, their journey as an author, and what lessons ...

    The Watercooler

    Confessions of a Book Lover

    Confessions of a Book Lover

    Ever since I started reading, I have been in love with books. They have been my best friend and soul mate. It is more than just a hobby; it is part of my everyday life. If this is how you feel about books, read more to see some confessions of a book lover. We are ...

    The Watercooler

    11 Books to Read if you're a Harry Potter Fan

    11 Books to Read if you’re a Harry Potter Fan

    Expelliarmus, Stupefy, Expecto Patronum! Those magical words we loved reading, watching and occasionally imitating. J.K Rowling took the world by storm with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Six books later, it’s still hard to shake off that Floo Powder.The Harry Potter series was successful due to its ability to transport us from the real, ...

    The Watercooler

    9 Books to curl up with on a rainy day

    9 Books to curl up with on a rainy day

    Reading is a beautiful experience, irrespective of seasons or time. Reading by the beach on a warm summer evening is a blissful experience. However, the best feeling is when you sit inside a blanket fort, sip a cup of hot chocolate, and read a good book when it is raining outside. If you are a ...
    7 Fictional Places we wish were real

    7 Fictional Places we wish were real

    We, the bibliophiles, are quirky and passionate. We fall in love with fictional characters, have book hangovers, get offended when people confuse between your and you’re, hate it when our parents complain that we are splurging on books, have arguments with movie buffs, love visiting libraries and what not?One of the other quirky things that ...

    Writing and Editing

    A definitive guide to writing and publishing an anthology

    A definitive guide to writing and publishing an anthology

    An anthology is a collection of selected writings by various authors, and usually, the several stories or writings are in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same theme. Alternatively, it can also be a collection of selected writings by one author. These days, anthologies are very much in trend. For ...

    The Watercooler

    7 Awesome quotes that encourages people to read

    7 Awesome quotes that encourages people to read

    Reading is not just a hobby. Reading educates you, empowers you and changes the way you look at things. And there are  millions of  other reasons as to why you should take up reading. But to start with, here are 7 awesome quotes that encourages people to read.   Very true. Have you tried gifting ...
    A Definitive Guide to Writing a Great Book Blurb

    A Definitive Guide to Writing a Great Book Blurb

    Conventionally, a blurb is a short promotional piece that accompanies a creative work. In other words, a blurb introduces an artistic work, like a story, an article, or a book. A blurb on a book is one of the most essential parts of your book. Some people call it the book blurb; some call it ...

    Writing and Editing

    Common grammar mistakes that can annoy every Grammar Nazi

    Common grammar mistakes that can annoy every Grammar Nazi

    English can be a tricky language. You might be using the language every day or even be extremely fluent in it. Some words and phrases may sound right in your head, but when you actually write it, it might be wrong. There a few common errors that people make frequently. We have compiled a list of common grammar ...

    Writing and Editing

    How to convert your blog into a book

    How to convert your blog into a book

    These days, many bloggers are showing interest in turning their blog posts into a novel or book. While the idea may sound unconventional to some people, it can be quite lucrative. Blogging is one of the greatest ways to connect with people. As an author, to expand your reach, having a blog works wonders. Furthermore, ...

    Promotions and Marketing

    How To Market Your Book

    How To Market Your Book

    Once you have finished writing your book, you will notice that it was probably the easiest of the lot. What follows is the most important step for you and your book : Marketing. Here are a few tips for you to effectively market your book.  

    The Watercooler

    Delhi Book Clubs that Every Bookworm Should Join

    Delhi Book Clubs that Every Bookworm Should Join

    If you take pride in calling yourself a bookworm, joining a book club is something you must do. Every book lover not only loves reading but also analyzing and discussing his or her thoughts about a book. Book clubs act as a perfect platform for that. A book club is open to anyone with a ...

    Writing and Editing

    Seven books to read to become a great writer

    Seven books to read to become a great writer

    These days, there are a plenty of online tools that make writing an easy job. From grammar correction to plagiarism detection, everything is just a click away. However, is writing that easy? If you are in the literary field, you will know that the answer to the above question is NO. These tools do aid ...

    The Watercooler

    Oscar nominated movies based on books

    Oscar nominated movies based on books

    Adapting successful books into movies has been practiced for a long time now by filmmakers globally, but have you noticed the recent trend of book-adapted movies bagging Oscars?   Movies that are adapted from novels have always proved successful in grabbing top honors at the elite awards ceremony time and again. But even T.V series ...

    The Watercooler

    9 Dreadful things you should never ever say to a book lover

    9 Dreadful things you should never ever say to a book lover

    For most book lovers, books are more than just a hobby. Books are their best friends and soul mates. You can have a conversation about anything or even insult their significant other; however, there are a few things you should never say. Here is a list of 9 dreadful things you should never say to ...

    Promotions and Marketing

    How to get Bloggers & Influencers to review your Book

    How to get Bloggers & Influencers to review your Book

      Humans by nature are social beings. We learn through contact with each other and our connections with the ones around us. And this basic human trait helps marketers  understand and appreciate the concept of word of mouth. The most trusted form of marketing, word of mouth marketing is the one that has been identified ...