The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Writer

The thrill of gazing outside your window from a writer’s desk and clanking away at your keyboard is unparalleled. The adrenaline rush you feel at the mingling of words into illustrious stories is a feeling like no other. Unfortunately, once you’ve zapped yourself away from the romanticisation of what it means to be a writer, you discover what it really means to be a writer. Here’s the good news: the ...

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Guide to Understand On-demand Book Printing

We can all agree there’s no feeling akin to holding a paperback or a hardcover book - the musky aroma of aged books, the touch of well-thumbed pages, and even the cathartic sound of flipping through pages one at a time. Lost in the land of our imagination, the experience of reading is elevated by holding a book between our palms. But, there are several steps that take place before ...

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How To: Editing your Book for Publishing

Here’s the good news - once you have your first draft in front of you, the hardest part about writing is over. The joy of completing your manuscript is truly unparalleled. But the moment you sit back and sigh in relief, you realise there is another mountain to climb in the process of writing a book - editing.   Editing is perhaps the most vital step to ensure your book is going ...

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Guide to Writing and Publishing a Non-fiction Book

Most writers agree that writing a non-fiction book is easier than writing a fiction book. While fiction writers often draw inspiration from their imagination, non-fiction writers focus on real-life stories and facts that make for highly inspiring and motivating stories. When you pick a personal and interesting topic, the writing process is an absolute delight!   Not sure how to start writing your non-fiction book? Here are a few popular types of non-fiction ...

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Beginners Guide to Write and Publish a Short Story

I understand why Murakami chose to compare the writing of a short story with planting a garden. A short story reads like a breezy walk in the garden. Every word is thoughtfully chosen; every character has great significance. While writing a short story,  if you don’t pay close attention to the blooming Chrysanthemums and fragrant Jasmines, is it going to be a memorable walk? But when you have about 5000 words ...

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Setting new heights for publishing in India – Last month at Notion Press

  We had a phenomenal start to the new decade in January when we set the tone for the future by publishing more than 1000 books in a single month. Moving into February, our agenda for the foreseeable future was clear. Not only did we want to push the boundaries further and make publishing more accessible than it has ever been in this country, but we also wanted to start laying ...

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25 Inspiring Pinterest Boards For Writers

Many of us have a preconceived notion about Pinterest. We think Pinterest is only beneficial to designers, photographers, fashion bloggers, artists and the like. However, Pinterest boards are an amazing platform for writers too. Writers can use creative Pinterest boards not only to promote their articles or books and establish a brand for themselves, but also for the great platform of inspiration that it is. You will find a treasure trove of fascinating pins ...

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How To Write A Book

How to write a book It's a question that has been asked by writers and non-writers alike for years. And, while there is no one-size-fits-all answer to how to write a book, there are some basics that every author should know. So, whether you're just beginning your writing journey or you've been at it for a while and could use a refresher, this post is for you. Let's get started! Why ...

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Seven Quotes to Inspire You to Write

Being an author might not be the highest-paying job in the world, but it definitely is satisfying. Despite writer’s block and the competition out there, it is a wonderful feeling to be an entrepreneur and take control of your life, and writing allows you to do that. Whether you aspire to write a thriller, an autobiography or a romantic novel, use these quotes to inspire you to write! Ever wondered what ...

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How to Find the Right Theme for your Book

What is the one thing that makes a book stand out among the plethora of books in the market? What makes a reader recommend a book to their peers? There are many factors that influence a reader’s purchase, like a captivating title, an attractive book cover, a remarkable blurb and great reviews. But, the aspect that answers both of these questions mentioned above, is the theme of a novel. A book's ...

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11 Iconic Libraries In India That Will Leave You Spellbound

Libraries are beautiful. Apart from the knowledge and exposure they offer, the mere architecture of these structures are majestic; therefore, to bookaholics, libraries are a place of worship or even heaven. As if just being amidst thousands of books isnt enough, libraries double our joy by their silence, altruistic environment and awe-inspiring architecture. India, known for its history and heritage, has some of the best libraries in the world that ...

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9 Iconic Book Covers That Inspired A Generation

Never judge a book by its cover. This is a well known and often preached about proverb. While we may or may not follow this for deeper aspects, most of us are guilty of judging a book by its cover when we see it for the first time.When at a bookstore, most of us consciously or unconsciously single out books that have catchy covers, quirky titles and/or intriguing taglines. Books ...

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How to overcome a writing slump?

“Just ten more minutes and I'll definitely start writing, I swear! said my writer-friend when I pushed him to complete his sixth chapter. I texted him thirty minutes later and he replied stating that his friends got him a ticket for a movie and that he was on the way. I wasn't surprised as I've seen a lot of people procrastinating their writing schedule and doing things that seemed more ...

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Crazy Rituals of Famous Authors

Famous authors are not only famous for their bestselling novels, but also for their wit, knowledge, passion, and various other skills. One of such various other skills is having notoriously crazy writing rituals. From Victor Hugo to Dan Brown, many authors have crazy habits when it comes to writing. After all, masterpieces cannot be sculpted without abrasives. From lying down to standing up, from steaming infinite espresso shots to rotten ...

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