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MyKitaab is a podcast that will help you publish and market your book. We help you answer the question “I have written a book, how do I get it published in India?” Your Host Amar Vyas interviews authors, editors, publishers and entrepreneurs.

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Science Fiction Author, Academic Tony Ballantyne ep92
Tony Ballantyne is the author of Dream London, the Penrose series and the Recursion series. He has also written many short stories. Recursion, his first novel, was published by Tor UK in 2004. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. He now lives in Oldham with his wife and two children. His hobbies are playing the piano, accordion and cornet. He also enjoys walking and cycling. He is the author of Dream Paris, the follow up to Dream London, and is working on series of stories set in the Recursion universe. You can learn more about Tony by visiting http://www.mykitaab.in/tonyB
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From an Investment Banker to an Author Shilpa Gupta ep91
In this episode, I talk to Shilpa Gupta about her books Ananya and Double or Quits. A Chemical Engineer from IIT Roorkee and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Shilpa has 13 years work experience in Investment Banking. During this period, she was ranked among the top Indian financial analysts by Asia Money, a leading international publication. At present she is a member of the national CII committee on ‘Ethics in Healthcare’. Shilpa took a break from her active corporate career to follow her passion for writing. Her first work of fiction ‘Ananya - A Bittersweet Journey’ published by Rupa Publications, ‘Double or Quits’, her second book, is published by Jaico,. It is the first corporate crime thriller in India with a female protagonist. Through Jyotsna’s journey, Shilpa brings out the constant struggle to find the right balance between emotions and practicality, aspirations and values, short term gains and sustainable life. Shilpa has been been a speaker, moderator and panellist at several literary and corporate events and an active member of various writer groups. Shownotes from this episode are available at http://www.mykitaab.in/shilpa
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How to Write and Publish 7 Bestselling Books- Paul Brodie ep 90
Paul Brodie is a Seven time Amazon bestselling author. He believes believes that books should be inexpensive, straightforward, direct, and not have a bunch of fluff. Each of his books were created to solve problems including living a healthy lifestyle, increasing motivation, improving positive thinking, traveling to amazing destinations, and helping authors publish and market their books. What makes Paul’s books different is his ability to explain complex ideas and strategies in a simple, accessible way that you can implement immediately. Paul is lifelong learner and educator and earned an M.A. in Teaching from Louisiana College and B.B.A. in Management from the University of Texas at Arlington. In his spare time he loves to read and write books, travel (especially to Maui and Las Vegas), and is an avid sports fan. The shownotes from this episode are available ab www.mykitaab.in/paulbrodie
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Fiction Writing, Podcasting and Book Marketing with Tim Lewis- ep 89
In this episode, I interview Tim Lewis, who is an author and the host of the Begin Self Publishing Podcast. We talk about book writing during nanowrimo, book marketing, and social media. You can find the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/tim About Tim: Tim Lewis is the host of the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast and the author of three science-fiction books and two fantasy books. He shares his struggles with publishing and interviews experts in the world of self-publishing to try and understand better what to do. How did you find this episode? We would love to hear your feedback! You can leave us a review on your favourite podcasting channel or in the comments section on MyKitaab Website. You can also subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and ACast. Visit www.mykitaab.in to learn more.
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How to Use Project Management for your Writing Career: Rachel Amphlett ep 88
Rachel Amplhett is an author originally from the UK but now living in Australia. Her most recent book, Scared to Death, was published in December 2016. In this interview, we talk about Rachel's bookwriting journey, importance of cash flow for authors, writing productivity, and the highlight of the discussion was how to use Project Management (scheduling, planning, budgeting) for managing your writing career. Shownotes from this episode are available at www.mykitaab.in/rachel You can follow MyKitaab Podcast on Twitter @gaathastory, on Instagram @gaathastory_podcast, and you can subscribe to our newsletter by visiting www.mykitaab.in .
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How to Discover Virtual Freedom: Leigh Martinuzzi ep 87
Leigh Martinuzzi is The Hidden Why Guy. He has published his book Virtual Freedom in January 2017, and we talk about his book writing process and book marketing. You can get a free copy of Leigh's book by visiting the shownotes page at www.mykitaab.in/leigh Leigh is an expert in lifestyle design. He helps people go from living a life they hate to living a life they love. His assists people via speaking, coaching, writing and podcasting.Having a corporate background in senior executive positions for various multi-national companies such as ALDI and Masters, Leigh realised that it wasn't the life he wanted.Leigh made a decision and decided to design his life to give him more freedom, fulfilment and happiness. He has successfully transitioned from a dissatisfying existence to life with greater purpose.Now he pays forward what he has learnt to help other people do the same.
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Publishing Stories with Sweek - Sabine Van Der Plas ep86
Sweek is an app for publishing, reading, and sharing stories. I came to know about Sweek through Instagram, and thought of reaching out to them. Sabine Van Der Plas, Sweek's Marketing Manager and Co-Founder, tells us the history of Sweek: How this idea came about, the road to product development, the genres that are popular on Sweek. She also tells us about geographies (such as Latin America) and languages (such as Spanish) that are popular. Sabine also mentions about the storytelling contests organized by Sweek. Their most recent storytelling competition is at : http://www.sweek.nl/write-your-2017/ You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/sweek
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How to Publish Your Books Through PublishDrive: Kinga Jentetics ep85
Kinga Jentetics is the Co-Founder of PublishDrive. In this interview, she tells us about the story behind the founding of her company, and gives an overview of the startup: from the bookstores that they serve, to payment methods. Kinga also provides information on the profile of authors and readers, and also which genre(s) are doing well on the platform. You can learn more about Kinga and PublishDrive at www.gaatha/co/kinga
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How to use Agile and Scrum for Writing Books: Lancer Kind, ep 84
Lancer Kind is an author form the United States and for the last seven years he has delivered consulting services in China as well as the USA, and has spoken at Agile conferences in the US, China, and India. He's a publishing author of science fiction and a project management comic series called Scrum Noir which made the Amazon best seller list for a week. We talk about his bookwriting journey and specifically, how authors can use principled of Agile project management and Scrum for bookwriting. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/lancer #amwriting #scrum #projectmanagement #books
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The Anniversary Episode: MyKitaab Podcast Completes One Year! Ep 83
In this episode ,host and creator of MyKitaab Podcast Amar Vyas reflects on the first year of the show. He talks about the journey so far, the lessons learnt, listener statistics, and what listeners can expect for the rest of 2017.
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How to Write and Publish Illustrated Children's Books: Brandon Cullum ep 82
Brandon Cullum is a children's book author and illustrator and author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller: "Alfred the Time Traveling Dinosaur." His other books include Alphabet Fruit and Vinny The Soccer Playing Dinosaur. In this interview, we talk about writing for Kids, illustration, editing process for kids' books, book marketing, and finally, why Publishing's gain is NASA's loss. The shownotes form this episode are available at www.mykitaab.in/brandon. #publishing #books #children's Books
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Biography of Bollywood Film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak: Author Gautam Chintamani ep81
Author, Columnist Gautam Chintamani talks all things Bollywood in this awesome interview. We talk about his interest in movies, the documentaries made by him, his book on Bollywood Star Rajesh Khanna. We also talk about his most recent book titled Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, which is based on the film by the same title. The shownotes for this high energy, very informative interview are available at www.mykitaab.in/gautam #bollywood #book publishing #author #QSQT #films #biography
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NanoWrimo Winners' Episode and How To Pitch to Publishers ep80
In this episode, we have two interviews of Nanowrimo winners: Puja Mohan and Gayatri Gadre, and a session on How to Pitch to Publishers. The latter was conducted by Jayapriya Vasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. This episode is a hybrid episode, for the first time we have three different segments in the same podcast episode. We have updated the MyKitaab website www.mykitaab.in. Please give your feedback on this episode and the new website.
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Double episode: Ruchira Khanna and Mukesh Gupta ep79
In this episode, we bring you two guests- Ruchira Khanna and Mukesh Gupta. Ruchira lives int he United States and she has written a children's book, and now writes fiction. Mukesh is writing his second book, his debut novel was a nonficiton book. Both are self published authors. You can find the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/ruchira and www.mykitaab.in/mukesh respectively.
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How to Improve Writing Productivity- Michal Stawicki ep78
Michal Stawicki published his first book in 2013, and in a little over three years he has published 15 books. I interviewed him for MyKitaab Podcast to learn how he has been able to achieve this goal. Michal's answer was simple yet powerful: developing a habit and following it consistently. You can get the shownotes by visiting www.mykitaab.in/michal
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Forensic Scientist and Author Greg Hickey ep77
Greg Hickey is an author, screenwriter, forensic scientist and endurance athlete. His debut novel, Our Dried Voices, was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Science Fiction Book of the Year Award. He is also the writer of the award-winning screenplay, Vita. His blog, KineSophy, analyzes topics in physical fitness, health, society and philosophy. He lives in Chicago, USA with his wife, Lindsay. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/greg
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Joanna Penn Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur (repost) ep76
We are in the month of November, which is time for Nanowrimo. We are re-posting an interview of Joanna Penn, who is a New York Times Bestselling Author and an Authorpreneur. he wrote and published one of her novels during Nanowrimo a few years ago.
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How to Translate Books from Marathi to English: Vikrant Pande (repost) ep 75
This episode was originally published in January 2016, and was the first episode of MyKitaab Podcast. I am posting this interview again for a couple of reasons: My wife and I met Vikrant last week in Vadodara, and he gave us a signed copy of his book "Rau", the English translation of the Marathi book by the same name. The Bollywood movie Bajirao Mastani is based on this book. Secondly, Vikrant and I are exploring how to convert this book into an audio series, if not an audiobook. Given these recent developments, I thought it was apt to re-publish this episode. New author interviews will be available from November 10th onwards.
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From Receiving Rejections from Agents to Published Author- Sriram Subramanian, ep74
Sriram Subramanian is the author of Rain, which is his debut novel. During his interview, Sriram talks about getting rejections from literary agents, finding a publisher in India, book marketing, and getting reviews on Amazon. He also talks about his philosophy towards writing, Bob Dylan, and finally, his advice to authors. Sriram also tells us how he got a quote from Pranay Chulet, the founder of Quikr, for his book. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/sriram
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Award Winning Author, Translator Aruna Chakravarti ep73
Aruna Chakravarti is a well-known academic, creative writer and translator. She is an award winning author, best known for her book Jorasanko. In this interview, we talk about Aruna's journey from a translator to an author, the research that she carried out for Jorasanko and the sequel, upcoming novel Daughters of Jorasanko. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/aruna
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Poetry Books on Diabetes : Amanda Jones ep72
Amanda Jones is a healthcare professional and a poet. She has written two poetry books where she conveys the message about diabetes. Her first poetry book, Poems For You & Your Neighbour: Health Disorders Simplified, was published in 2015, and her second poetry book will be released on November 14th 2016: World Diabetes Day. Amanda and I talk about her interest in poetry, why she feels that poetry can be an effective medium for conveying such an important message, her writing, editing and publishing experience. You can learn more at www.mykitaab.in/amanda
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Sharing stories, articles and poems online: Dmitry Selemir of Scriggler ep71
Dmitry Selemir is the Co-Founder of Scriggler, which is defined as “a writing, blogging and debating platform. An informal place to write and read on any subject, in any level of detail. A place to express views and ideas, share stories and poetry.” You can learn more about Dmitry and Scriggler by visiting www.mykitaab.in/dmitry and you can also sign up to the MyKitaab Podcast newsletter on that page.
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Publishing Rights and Rights Transfer- Manasi Subramaniam, Harper Collins ep70
Manasi Subramaniam, Rights editor at Harper Collins India, conducted a master class on publishing rights during Publishing Next 2016. During the masterclass, she talked about translations, film and other rights for books. Manasi also gave examples of how the B2B books rights process works at Book Fairs. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/manasi The entire session is available at https://audioboom.com/channel/mykitaab-publishing-next--16-cast
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How International Authors Can Translate and Sell Their Books in India- Anna Erishkigal ep 69
Anna Erishkigal is a lawyer turned author from the United States. She has translated many of her books in Hindi (and soon in Kannada) languages. In this interview, we talk about Anna's approach to translation, why she prefers to pay up front for the translations, and how she markets her books. You can learn more about Anna and get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/anna
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How Technology is Changing Hindi Book Publishing Market: Alind Maheshwari (Hindi) ep68
Alind Maheshwari is associated with Rajkamal Prakashan, a Hindi language book publisher from New Delhi, India. He talks about the impact of technology includes ebooks, audiobooks and App for the publishing house. We discuss the submission process for manuscripts, book publishing and distribution, translations, and international sales. You can get the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/alind
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Publishing Next 2016 and Bestselling Author Savi Sharma ep67
In this episode, we have interviews of Leonard Fernandes, Co-Founder of Cinnamon Teal Publishing and Publishing Next, as well as author Savi Sharma. Leonard talks about the events that are planned for Publishing Next, some of the speakers and the key sessions. He also tells us why one should attend this event. Author Savi Sharma talks about her debut novel Everyone has a Story, which became a bestseller. She talks about her bookwriting, creating the characters, self publishing and marketing the book. Once her book sold more than 5,000 copies through Amazon, traditional publisher Westland offered her a two book deal. You can visit www.mykitaab.in/savi for the shownotes. You can also subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on #iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or on Stitcher radio at www.smarturl.it/mykitaabcast. Note: MyKitaab Podcast is podcasting partner of Publishing Next 2016. #indiepub #conference #podcast #books #authors #bestseller
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How to Manage a Corporate Career and Write Bestselling Books. Mainak Dhar ep66
Mainak Dhar is a Corporate Executive and a Bestselling Author.In this interview, he talks about writing habits, managing work-life balance, bookwriting as a passion versus a career option, productivity, book marketing, and writing across genres. Mainak also talk about how he writes on flights, and the influence of his family (his grandfather and parents) on his writing. You can listen to this podcast episode by visiting www.mykitaab.in/mainak You can subscribe to the MyKitaab Newsletter by visiting www.mykitaab.in and competing the sign-up form on the right hand side of the page. MyKitaab Podcast on Twitter: @Mykitaabcast on Instagram: @MyKitaabcast #productivity #bestselling #author #writing #habits
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From a Footballer to Monk to Author Of The Rishis Series: Robert Delgado ep65
Robert Delgado was a promising football player from Uruguay, who became a Monk, lived in Argentina, UK and India; and now is the author of The Rishis series of fiction/fantasy books. Robert and I talk about his bookwriting journey, publishing experience and the Rishis Series. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/robert Robert is the author of Imitation of Christ: A Vedantic Interpretation, which is the only Vedantic commentary ever written on that Christian bestselling classic; and has translated Ramakrishna's main biography into Spanish. In 2004, Robert Delgado moved to India, where he spent two years studying different philosophies and the complex Indian culture. In 2007, he made his last trip to India and became Swami Chidakarananda. In 2013, he moved to the Vedanta Society of Southern California. He is at present staying in Argentina, where he recently published The One Infinite Being, and continues to work on the fiction series The Rishis. #monk #argentina #spanish #TheRishis #Vedanta
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How To Publish e-Books in Indian Languages: Mahendra Sharma, Matrubharti ep64
Today’s interview is with Mahindra Sharma the Co-Founder of Matrubharti, a publisher of e-Books in Indian languages. Matrubharti offers services to authors for publishing ebooks in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati languages among others, and have plans to offer similar services in other regional languages of India. This interview was largely recorded in Hindi. You can find the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/mahendra You can subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on iTunes by visiting www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or on Stitcher Radio at www.mykitaab.in/mykitaabcast. You can connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/mykitaabcast or on Twitter: @ Mykitaabcast and Instagram @mykitaabcast
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How to Market Your Books in India- Ritesh Kala , Read Out Loud ep63
Ritesh is a former investment banker turned entrepreneur in the book publishing space. He is the Co-Founder of Read Out Loud, a Mumbai based book publishing, marketing and distribution company. Ritesh and I talk about how to price your books in India, trends in publishing, how International authors can market and sell their books in India, how to use WhatsApp for book marketing, the controversy about the Times of India competition for authors;and finally, film options for books. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/ritesh You can subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on iTunes by visiting www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or on Stitcher Radio at www.mykitaab.in/mykitaabcast. You can connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/mykitaabcast or on Twitter: @ Mykitaabcast and Instagram @mykitaabcast
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New Podcast: NRI Now, Returned to India ep62
In this episode, we bring to you the first chapter of the book NRI:Now, Returned to India, written and narrated by Amar Vyas, the host of MyKitaab Podcast. Our aim is to illustrate that it is possible for authors to produce good quality audio narration of their books. Your comments and feedback are appreciated! Now, Returned to India is a Back-to-Rags story of a NRI who left for India and never went back. When Amol Dixit left Chicago for India eighteen months ago, he had not imagined that he would find himself sleeping on the streets of Mumbai one day. He had planned to spend a year with his family in Pune and return to North America. When the year came to an end, he chose to stay back. And that's when things really started going downhill. Very soon, he would be broke, unemployed and married. But Amol knew that his life was soon going to change for the better. Gyaani Baba had told him so. You can subscribe to the NRI:Now, Returned to India podcast by visiting www.smarturl.it/nricast
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Newscast 14 Bookstore Chain in Mexico Called Gandhi
In this newscast, we have three stories: interview of Kanishka Gupta from Writers Side Literary Agency in The Hans India; article on Savi Sharma, Author of Everyone has a Story, in Femina; and finally, a chain of bookstores in Mexico that is named after Mahatma Gandhi. Shownotes and links are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast14
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How to Write and Publish an Indie Fantasy Series: Garrett Robinson ep 61
Garrett is an author, filmmaker and podcaster. He has authored 12 books till date, including the Nightblade and The Academy Journal Series. His latest book The Firemage's Vengeance: A Book of Underrealm (The Academy Journals 3) released this week (July 2016). Garrett and I talk about his career journey from audio production to filmmaking to now bookwriting. We talk about his writing habits, experience in publishing a book in India through Pothi.com, benefits of writing a fantasy series, his plans to launch a fiction podcast, and his upcoming books. The shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/garrett You can subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on iTunes by visiting www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or on Stitcher Radio at www.mykitaab.in/mykitaabcast. You can connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/mykitaabcast or on Twitter: @ Mykitaabcast and Instagram @mykitaabcast #selfpublishing #publishing #podcast #youtube #audiobooks #fantasy #series
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Flooding at National Library destroys books Newscast 13
In this episode of the news and analysis cast (Newscast13), we have four news stories related to books and publishing in India. a. Water leakage damages new books in National Library in Kolkata (The Hindu, July 14th, 2016) b. Amazon Kindle Oasis Launch (The Mobile Indian, July 11, 2016) c. Graphic novels in India (The Asian Age, July 7, 2016) d. $1.25 million investment in Sharechat and what it could mean for authors. Links and shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast13
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Interview of Marketer, Blogger Author of The Underage CEO Ganesh V ep60
Ganesh V is the Author of the book The Underage CEOs, which traces the stories of 11 entrepreneurs from small towns and Tier II cities of India. Ganesh is an engineer who worked in the area of marketing communication, and now is a writer with interest in travel, music, culture, lifestyle, health, communities, parenting and entrepreneurship.In this interview, we talk about Ganesh's writing, his journey as an author, the process he followed to write the manuscript, experiences with publishing and finally, the feedback from readers and his upcoming book. This is the first interview of MyKitaab Podcast to be recorded in video as well as audio, the link to the Youtube Video is https://youtu.be/fMyUHW_iuog You can listen to this podcast interview and read the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/ganeshv
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News on Book Publishing in India- Newscast 12
In this episode, we talk about Milkha Singh's initiative to launch 700 libraries for underprivileged children in India; IPO for S. Chand Publishing; Hand crafted Books in India; Press release on Jesse Karjalainen's interview on #MyKitaabcast; and Comic books festival in India. Shownotes and links are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast 12. You can also subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on #iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or on Stitcher Radio at www.smarturl.it/mykitaabcast. Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/mykitaabcast or on Twitter at @mykitaabcast #comics #books #publishing #libraries #podcast
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How to Publish eBooks in India Through Dailyhunt: N Ravanan, Vice President -ebooks ep59
Ravanan Natarajan is Vice President - Dailyhunt eBooks and exam prep. In this podcast interview, Ravanan talks about the story behind Dailyhunt, the evolution of ebooks market in India, translations, book publishing trends, book marketing for regional languages of India, copyright, and future plans for Dailyhunt. Shownotes from this episode are available at mykitaab.in/dailyhunt Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab; Stitcher Radio at http://smarturl.it/mykitaabcast or on Google Play at goo.gl/kAadZ7 and if you like this podcast, please leave a review! #ebooks #books #translations #tamil #marathi #hindi #app #startup
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The Joy of English and English Masala- Jesse Karjalainen ep58
We talk with Jesse who is a Swedish born Author , has Finnish Parents, grew up in Australia and now lives in England. Jesse has published five books on the English language, ranging from English Grammar to the origin of English words from North America and India. In this podcast interview, we talk about Jesse's journey from being a journalist to becoming a published author. Jesse narrates his experience in publishing a book with a traditional publisher, self publishing, book marketing, and book writing process. Finally, we talk about audiobooks and translations. Shownotes for this episode are available at www.mykitaab.in/jessek #books #audiobooks #grammar #selfpublishing #podcast #author
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News on Book Publishing in India - Newscast11
In this episode, we cover six news stories related to book publishing in India: nearly US 1 million dollar investment in Pratilipi led by Nexus Venture; New book by Chetan Bhagat releasing around October; Book sale by Harper Collins in India; launch of Gujarati and Bengali Books by Amazon; "Nonsense Literature" - a genre not discussed often; Fantasy writers from India, and finally, Indian journalist wins Gourmand award for world's best book on Coffee. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast11 #chetanbhagat #fantasy #fiction #publishing #books #sale
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News on Book Publishing in India - Newscast10
In this episode of Newscast we talk about two updates for MyKitaab Podcast; and Four news stories. MyKitaab Podcast will be the podcasting partner of Publishing Next Conference, to be held in Mid-September. Host Amar Vyas has partnered with Saanjay Sethi of Matrix Publishing Group to offer Custom Publishing solutions to Corporates and Organizations alike in Southern India. News Stories: New trend of publishing English language books by Pakistani Authors; Price Waterhouse Coopers Report on Media and Entertainment Industry in India; Augmented Reality Coloring Books; and Finally; a Book about two Engineers who built irrigation systems in India. You can find the shownotes for this episode at www.mykitaab.in/newscast10
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Vivek Kaul Journalist, Author of Easy Money Trilogy ep57
Vivek is a writer and prior to that he has worked at senior positions with the Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and The Economic Times, in the past. He is the author of the Easy Money Trilogy. His writing has also appeared in The Times of India, Business Standard, Business Today, The Hindu and The Hindu Business Line, Forbes India, Quartz India, Mutual Fund Insight, and Wealth Insight. He is a regular columnist for firstpost.com and firstbiz.com. Vivek Kaul is also a Contributing Editor, HuffPost India and blogs regularly at http://teekhapan.wordpress.com/ In this exciting Podcast interview, we talk about Vivek's bookwriting journey, experience with traditional publisher, ebooks, translations and audiobooks. We cover a variety of areas related to economics of books. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/vivekk #economics #books #publishing #author #journalism
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Audiobook and Ebook Markets in India: Newscast 9
In this newscast, we talk about market for audiobooks in India, Ebook Reading Habits, Seed investment in Matrubharti and Chennai Book Fair. You can find the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/newscast9 #books #publishing #news #podcast #india
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Author of Bestselling Science Fiction and Military Fiction Books: Chris Kennedy ep56
Chris Kennedy is the bestselling author of Science Fiction and Military Fiction Books. Chris is a former Navy pilot, a school principal, and he is a coach and a consultant. In this podcast interview, Chris and I talk about use of social media by authors, maintaining a writing schedule, daily word count goals, importance of mailing lists sand author websites, and finally, how to get featured in Chris' books. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/chrisk #sci-fi #sciencefiction #fiction #author #bestseller #military #interview
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Weekly News and Analysis Cast-8
In this newscast, dated June 8, 2016; we talk about Four news stories related to Book Publishing in India, and also pricing of ebooks on Kobo India store. The news stories include: a. Children's books in India and Tatas' collaboration with Mumbai Lit Festival. b. Interview of Author Ashwin Sanghi, and Indian media's fascination with comparing Indian icons with Icons of the west. c. SIze of the textbook printing market in the Southern Indian state of Telangana, and finally, d. Use of e-Textbooks by college students in India. In the analysis section, we talk about pricing of ebooks on the Kobo India store, and a dsicussion on the different genres that seem to be selling well. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast8 #kobo #ebooks #publishing #books #pricing #textbooks
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Sharath Komarraju Prolific Hybrid Author ep55
In this podcast interview, author Sharath Komarraju and I talk about planning for a full time career as an author, writing process, developing a writing habit, traditional and self publishin,g and finally, writing in fiction and nonfiction genre. Sharath is a former IT professional who has authored over 15 books till date, and he lives in Bangalore. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/sharath #selfpublishing #amwriting #books #author #fiction #nonfiction #fantasy
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Weekly News and Analysis Cast-7
In this newscast, we cover 4 news stories and talk briefly about book distribution through Paytm and Snapdeal. In the news stories, we talk about "Google Tax " on online advertising, press release on a book published by a seven year old girl, the story of Divyasha, an 18 year old girl whose book has been picked up by Government of India to promote through Indian embassies worldwide, and finally, amazon's push for print books in regional languages in India. We also talk briefly about Snapdeal and Paytm as channels for selling print books in India. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast7
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Shrabani Basu Journalist, Bestselling Author ep 54
Shrabani Basu is a journalist and the author of books on historical characters including Victoria and Abdul, The Spy Princess and For King and Another Country. In 2010, Shrabani founded the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust, and she is based out of London. In this interview Shrabani and I talk about her research, the complex topics and characters she chooses for her writing, and her bookwriting journey that began with a book on cooking. Her books have been translated into Marathi and Bengali. shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/shrabani #journalism #nonfiction #history #Spyprincess #WWI #NoorInayatKhan #translations
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Weekly News and Analysis Cast-6
In this edition, we talk about poor research and writing by professionals in book publishing, bestselling books on Dailyhunt, and India's Geospatial Bill and what it means for Fiction/ Fantasy writers. Shownotes and links are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast6
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SEO Expert, Kindlepreneur Dave Chesson ep53
In this high energy interview, I talk to Dave Chesson, the creator of Kindlepreneur. Dave is a husband, a father, a nuclear engineer, a Navy man and an entrpreneur. He is also a SEO expert and runs the site Kindlepreneur. We talk about how SEO and book marketing can help authors in their book writing career. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/kindlepreneur #SEO #kindle #ebooks #author #kindlepreneur #entrepreneur
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Weekly News and Analysis- Newscast 5
This week we talk about the legacy left behind by authors- views expressed by authors in the Chennai writing community on the 15th Death Anniversary of Author R K Narayan.
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Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Bestselling Author Kashyap Deorah ep52
Kashyap Deorah is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and a bestselling author of the book "The Golden Tap"; which deals with the much hyped world of startups in India. In this interview, Kashyap and I talk about his writing process, the support received from his publisher, timing of the launch of the book and takeaways for writers who are looking to get their book published. Finally, we talk about how and why he ended up writing this book. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/golden-tap #entrepreneur #bestseller #author #book #audiobook #ebook #thegoldentap #righthalf
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Newscast 4
In this newscast, we review the sites that cover the news related to book publishing in India: All About Book Publishing, booksy,in, Foreword.in, Huffingtonpost.in, Publishers Weekly. Amar Vyas also gives an update on the Beta Launch of Baalgatha Podcast. #publishing #news #India
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Sunil Gandhi Author, Entrepreneur, Consultant ep51
In this episode, Sunil Gandhi, multi-published author and consultant talks about his entry into the world of bookwriting through his debut novel in Gujarati language, the challenges faced in getting a Gujarati book published, translations, his follow up books in English, writing in fiction and nonfiction genre, and finally audiobooks. This is an interview that criss crosses multiple topics, but provides several useful insights for professionals who want to take up their writing to the next level. Shownotes will be available at www.mykitaab.in/sunilg #gujarati #publishing #nonfiction #leadership #accounting #author
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Newscast 3
In this episode, we cover three news stories from the world of book publishing in India. In the first story, I talk about how NOT to price your ebooks on Amazon in India. Rather, I talk about the discounting game played by publishers: mark up the price of the book, and then discount it. Or sell books discounted books that have been in print for multiple years. Or finally, price them at international prices that is nearly 13 dollars! In our second story, I talk about how a disproportionate number of bestselling fiction authors in India have MBAs. In the third and final story, an update on the online registration for ISBN in India. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast3
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Celebrating Episode Number 50 of MyKitaab Podcast!
We celebrate Episode Number 50 of the MyKitaab Podcast with a big Thank You to all the listeners and the supporters. This episode is different in many ways. This is a solo cast, and I talk about some updates, learnings from past interviews and finally what would the next phase of MyKitaab Podcast look (and sound) like. I have also added excerpts from two audio files- a sort of "How It All began". Shownotes will be available at www.mykitaab.in/50 #podcast #books #publishing #India #
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How To Market Your Book: Karan Bajaj Bestselling Author Part II ep49
In this Part II of interview with Karan Bajaj, we talk about how Karan found a literary agent, his publishing deals, and the marketing plan for his upcoming book The Yoga of Max's Life. Check out the shownotes at www.mykitaab.in/karan2 for a special offer from Karan #book #author #bestseller #publishing
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News on Book Publishing in India: Cast 2
In this podcast episode, Amar talks about three news stories- release of Juggernaut book app, bestseller by author Savi Sharma, and Amazon Crossing's expansion of its books translations program. Announcements; May 3rd we will release Episode #50 of MyKitaab Podcast. watch out for some major announcements during that episode. Baalgaatha, a podcast on Childrens stories, is being released as a limited edition Beta on May 1st. Shownotes will be available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast2 #books #Publishing #India #Juggernaut #amazon #selfpublishing #print #reviews #translations
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How To Market Your Book. Karan Bajaj, Part I ep48
This is part I of the interview with Karan Bajaj, who is a bestselling author, a marketing professional and as he puts it- an aspiring Yogi. We discuss Karan's bookwriting journey, his experiences with traditional publishing in India and his approach to work-life balance. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/karan Karan Bajaj is a #1 bestselling Indian novelist with more than 200,000 copies of his novels in print, both optioned into major films. Karan's first worldwide novel, The Yoga of Max's Discontent, will be be published by Random House on May 3rd 2016. The book, called "The greatest adventure of our Generation" by The Daily Telegraph was inspired by Karan's one year sabbatical traveling from Europe to India by road and learning yoga and meditation in the Himalayas. #book #author #Publishing #bestseller #India #Penguin #harpercollins
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Custom Publishing in India: Saanjay Sethi, Part II ep47
In this part II of the interview with Saanjay Sethi, Co-Founder and CEO of Matrix Publishing Group, we talk about Guestwriting, Translations of Books, books in Regional languages of India, Coffee Table Books, and Custom Publishing. There is a lot to cover, but these are topics that are relevant and interesting! Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/saanjay #books #publishing #ebooks #custom #author #translations #language
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News And Analysis Cast- I
Starting this week, we will introduce a new feature in the MyKitaab Podcast. Every Wednesday, I will cover three news stories that are related to book publishing in India, and will also try and provide some analysis and background information related to that story. For now, I am calling this MyKitaab News and Analysis Cast. The top three stories for this week’s episode are: I. Online registration for ISBN II. Failed Experiment: Translating Indian Books into Multiple Foreign Languages III. Trends in Print Book Sales in India Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/newscast1
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Coffee Table Books in India: Saanjay Sethi, Matrix Publishing Group Part I ep46
In this episode of the MyKitaab Podcast, Saanjay Sethi, Founder of Matrix Publishing Group, talks about his career in publishing and media, the story behind Matrix Publishing Group, and his thoughts on evolution of publishing industry in India and the role of technology. He also talks about custom publishing, what it means in the Indian context and reception to the idea by the traditional publishers. Saanjay is a veteran in the book publishing industry in India with over three decades of experience with organizations such as Wolters Kluwer CCH India, Macmillan India Limited, and Sony Entertainment Television. This is Part I of the two part interview with Saanjay. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/saanjay #books #publishing #India #selfpublishing #custom publishing
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How to Publish a Million Words in Less Than 2 Years: Sommer Nectarhoff - Part II ep45
Sommer Nectarhoff Sommer writes atleast 8,000 words per day and he has published 1.5 Million words before the age of 24. He is an author originally from Chicago, who currently lives in Boston, where he goes to school. He’s always loved to read and write both fiction and poetry. His shorter pieces have been published in a variety of literary journals, and he is the author of numerous books to date, including the fantasy series The Book of Lokk. Shownotes from this episode are available at www.mykitaab.in/sommer2 #book #fiction #publishing #fantasy
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How to Publish 1 Million Words in Less than 2 Years- Sommer Nectarhoff ep44
Sommer Nectarhoff writes atleast 8,000 words per day and that might explain why he has been able to publish 1.5 Million words and nearly 20 books before the age of 24. He is an author from Chicago, who currently lives in Boston, where he goes to school. He’s always loved to read and write both fiction and poetry. His shorter pieces have been published in a variety of literary journals, and he is the author of numerous books to date, including the fantasy series The Book of Lokk. Shownotes from this episode are available at www.mykitaab.in/sommer
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From Bacnrupcy to Life Coach, Speaker, Author. AVIS Viswanathan, ep43
AVIS Viswanathan, 48, is a Life Coach, an Inspired Speaker, Happiness Curator, Author and organizational transformation consultant who leads change management, culture and leadership development mandates in the corporate sector globally. He is currently a Principal Consultant at a v initiatives, a Specialist Consulting Firm that inspires Workplace Happiness. In this podcast episode AVIS talks about his journey through bankruptcy, the genesis of his book Fall Like a Rose Petal, how he found a publisher for his book, and importance of family support in time of crisis. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaba.in/avis #debut author #consultant #bankrupcy #coaching
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Halt Station India: Story of India's First Railway Line by Author Rajendra Aklekar ep42
Rajendra Aklekar is a former journalist who is the author of Halt Station India, which is the narrative of the first railway line in India. Rajendra narrates love for trains since his childhood days, how he researched for the book, interaction with railway officials, and finding a publisher, and why authors should take an active part in promoting their books. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/aklekar #books #trains #railway #India #author #publishing
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The Power of Vedic Maths: Author Atul Gupta ep41
This is the third podcast in the theme for this week: authors who have written a book on the subjects that they are passionate about. Atul is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Powai, and he is the bestselling author of The Power of Vedic Maths. We talk about Atul's journey as an author- from completing the manuscript to the experience with publishing. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/atul #author #bestseller #book #publishing #India
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Entrepreneur, Author of Books on Accountancy Anurag Singhal ep40
Anurag is a Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is the author of two books: Auditing Mantras and Accounting for People Who Think They Hate Accounting. Anurag worked for 10 years in Corporate Finance across companies like Hindustan Unilever, Deloitte, ITC, Tata Steel and ABG. He was awarded CA Young Achiever-Manufacturing Sector at 6th ICAI Awards in the year 2013 Anuarag Singhal was also a part of Committee for Members in Industry (CMII) of EIRC-ICAI for the year 2013-14. He is the co-founder of cajobportal.com, which is India's first recruitment website exclusively for Chartered Accountants. Anurag has mentored 2500+ young CAs at ICAI’s General Management & Communication Skills (GMCS) program. Anurag lives in Kolkata with his family. He also runs two websites My CA story.com and My MBA Story.com and is also a follower of Art of Living. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/anurag
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Indian Literary Agent : Urmila Dasgupta,Purple Folio Literary Agency ep39
Urmila Dasgupta is the founder of Purple Folio Literary Agency. Urmila began her career in book publishing industry and was an editor with some of the top publishing houses with experience of well over a decade. She spent nearly 10 years in senior editorial positions with companies like Penguin and Oxford University Press before launching Purple Folio in 2012.She set up Purple Folio in 2012, which is headquartered in Mumbai. In this podcast episode, Urmila and I talk about Uemila's professional journey so far, the genesis of Purple Folio, and pricing structure for literary agencies in India. We also have a fun filled discussion where we talk about the different situations under which your book will become a bestseller in India. Shownotes are available on www.mykitaab.in/urmila
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Blogger, Bestselling Self-Published Author Rasana Atreya ep38
Rasana Atreya is the author of Tell A Thousand Lies which was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK’s Glam magazine calls this novel one of their five favourite tales from India (June 2014). Her other works are The Temple Is Not My Father (also available as an audiobook), 28 Years A Bachelor and Valley Isle Secrets. When she's not writing, Rasana is an advocate for self-publishing. She's been part of many panels at various literary festivals across India. She also had a blog on self-publishing, where she also warns about various scams in self-publishing. Shownotes from this episode are available at www.mykitaab.in/rasana #author #bestseller #books #selfpublishing #ebooks #India
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Writing Mystery Books and Managing Startups. PR Ganapathy 'Guns' ep37
PR Ganapathy  "Guns" is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and has authored to books in the thriller genre: The Anza Deception and The Sympathy Wave. In this podcast episode, he talks about bookwriting, his experiences with traditional publishing, and lessons learnt from his book publishing journey. Guns is a management executive who has held important leadership positions with some Indian and Global Corporations in India and the United States. He is currently investing time in giving some wise unbiased advice to budding social entrepreneurs. Shownotes from this podcast episode are available at www.mykitab.in/guns
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How to Write Bestselling Fantasy Novels: Christopher Doyle Part II ep36
Christopher Doyle is a Management Consultant and the author of Two Bestselling Books. The Mahabharat Quest was his debut novel, which was followed by The Mahabharat Secret: Alexander's Quest. In part Ii of our discussion, Christopher talks about his second book, how he ended up changing publisher, translations, audiobooks, and The Quest Club.  Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/christopher2 Christopher is an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He has written articles on management and business for Indian and international publications and is also a regular invited speaker for international conventions and conferences. He is a certified Executive Coach and now works with senior executives to help them achieve success and better results in their organisations. Christopher lives in New Delhi with his wife, daughter and his dog and enjoys writing, reading, swimming and tennis as well as travelling and meeting people. He is also a musician and lives his passion for music through his band called Mid Life Crisis which plays classic rock.
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How to Write Fantasy Books: Christopher Doyle Part I ep35
Christopher Doyle is a Management Consultant and the author of Two Bestselling Books: The Mahabharat Quest and The Mahabharat Secret: Alexander's Quest. In part I of our discussion Christopher talks about how he became an author, books that have inspired him, the importance of research in his writing process, and facing rejection from multiple publishers and literary agents. Shownotes from this episode are available at www.mykitaab.in/christopher1 He is an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Christopher has written articles on management and business for Indian and international publications and is also a regular invited speaker for international conventions and conferences. He is a certified Executive Coach and now works with senior executives to help them achieve success and better results in their organisations. Christopher lives in New Delhi with his wife, daughter and his dog and enjoys writing, reading, swimming and tennis as well as travelling and meeting people. He is also a musician and lives his passion for music through his band called Mid Life Crisis which plays classic rock.
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The Making of India: Indian Economy Talk with Akhilesh Tilotia ep34
Akhilesh leads thematic research for KIE and co-authors market strategy reports. His first book, ‘The Making of India – Game Changing Transitions’ chronicles the journey of India's demographic dividend through varied economic transitions—the forces shaping India's job market, its cities, its industry and agriculture and its equation with the rest of the world. Akhilesh has a PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad (class of 2004) and an alumnus of St Xavier's College. He has taken several courses in Mumbai University including Securities Law and Astronomy. Akhilesh lives in Mumbai with his family which includes his wife, daughter and parents. In this podcast episode, we talk about Akhilesh's journey as an author, the support he received form his employer, and his interests other than writing. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/akhilesh
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Tamil Language Book Publishing: K Satyanarayan Part II ep33
In this episode, Satya and I talk about the challenges faced by ebooks in regional languages, reading habits among scholchildren. Shownotes are available at mykitaab.in/satya2   This is part II of our discussion with K Satyanarayanan or Satya, the co-Founder of New Horizon Media, a publisher in the Tamil language book market. Satya is an alumnus of IIT Madras and Cornell University in the US. He and his co-founder Badri started Cricinfo, which became the go-to site for cricket before they exited and went on to launch New Horizon Media. Satya has blogged on education and state of publishing industry in India, and he has spoken on the publishing industries in India at forums such as Publishing Next. Part I of the discussion can be found at www.mykitaab.in/satya  
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How To Publish Books in Tamil Language: K Satyanarayan Part- I ep32
K Satyanarayanan or Satya is the co-Founder of New Horizon Media, a publisher in the Tamil language book market. Satya is an alumnus of IIT Madras and Cornell University in the US. He and his co-founder Badri started Cricinfo, which became the go-to site for cricket before they exited and went on to launch New Horizon Media. Satya has blogged on education and state of publishing industry in India, and he has spoken on the publishing industries in India at forums such as Publishing Next. This is part I of our discussion.   Satya talks about the evolution of the Tamil language book industry, challenges with distribution, size of Tamil language market, reading preferences of readers in Tamil Nadu, and audiobooks. Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/satya
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Publishing Books in Hindi at a Publishing House: Meera Johri Part II ep31
Meera Johri is an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a partner at Rajpal & Sons.   In Part II of the discussion with Meera Johri, we talk about the timelines for publishing a book through this publishing house, and also the future plans for Rajpal and Sons. And we also discuss working with Late Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the President of India. In the 20 years that she has been at Rajpal & Sons, she has developed a range of multi-lingual dictionaries that widened the scope of publishing in English, and set up an infrastructure for selling language rights of books to overseas and regional Indian publishers.She has established a vibrant translation publishing programme of authors of global and national acclaim. Shownotes for this episode will be available at www.mykitaab.in/Meera2
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Market for Hindi Book Publishing: Publisher Meera Johri Part I ep30
Meera Johri is an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a partner at Rajpal & Sons. In part I of our discussion, we talk about the history of Rajpal and Sons, how the publishing house has grown over the past century, some of its acclaimed authors and poets including Presidents, Nobel Laureates and Harivanshrai Bachchan and Devdutt Pattanaik. We talk about the publishing process, impact of technology on distribution and retailing of books, and working with Late Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the President of India. In the 20 years that she has been at Rajpal & Sons, she has developed a range of multi-lingual dictionaries that widened the scope of publishing in English, and set up an infrastructure for selling language rights of books to overseas and regional Indian publishers.She has established a vibrant translation publishing programme of authors of global and national acclaim. Shownotes for this episode will be available at www.mykitaab.in/Meera
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Marketplace for Authors for Book Publishing: Bibliocrunch ep29
Miral Sattar is the CEO and founder of BiblioCrunch, a market place which connects authors with the curated and trusted book publishing professionals they need to publish a high-quality book. BiblioCrunch was also selected as The Next Big Thing in media by the Paley Center. Miral is an alumnue of Columbia University and has Masters in Media from New York University. She started her career as a software engineer and eventually moved to media.She has close to 11 years of experience in media working with Time Inc and Time Magazine .  Shownotes are available at www.mykitaab.in/miral In this podcast episode, Miral and I talk about her journey from being a software engineer to media and now into publishing. Specifically, we talk about the services offered by Bibliocrunch, their association with Nanowrimo, and Miral's writings.
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Self Publishing with Kobo: Mark LeFebvre ep28
Mark Lefebvre is the Director of Self Publishing & Author Relations at Kobo since 2011. He started his career as a technologist during the day and author during night . Mark is the writer of dark fiction that is often described as “Twilight Zone”style fiction . He has been involved in book selling business for over 20 years. Mark describes himself as a writer & book nerd from Hamilton, Ontario in Canada.  In this episode, Mark and I talk about his career in the book publishing industry, from being a bookseller to now with Kobo Writing Life. We talk about Kobo's approach towards book publishing and particularly their focus on Indian market after acquisition of Flipkart's ebook business, and pricing for the Indian Market. Finally, we discuss Barnaby Bones, Mark's skeletal companion. Shownotes for this episode will be available at www.mykitaab.in/markleslie
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Joanna Penn Bestselling Author, Professional Speaker,Coach, Entrepreneur ep27
Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Professional Speaker, Coach & Entrepreneur. She was voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013. She is currently based out of London, England but spent 13 years as a business IT consultant in large corporates across the globe majorly in Australia and New Zealand for 11 years before becoming a full-time author-entrepreneur in September 2011.Her books include the ARKANE conspiracy thriller series, the London Psychic crime thrillers an d Risen Gods, a dark fantasy thriller. Joanna's site www.TheCreativePenn.com helps people achieve their dream of becoming an author, and she is the host of The Creative Penn Podcast.    Joanna's latest book Destroyer of Worlds, will be released on March 31, 2016. She has invited listeners particularly from India to read her book.Shownotes and ways to reach out to her are available at www.mykitaab.in/joanna In this podcast episode, Joanna and I discuss her journey as an author. We also talk about audiobooks, translations, publishing across platforms and international markets. In other words, we cover a variety of topics which are near and dear to MyKitaab Podcast. Joanna also offers her advice to authors who are looking to get their book published.
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Calibre: eBook Management and Conversion - Kovid Goyal, ep26
Kovid is the creator of Calibre, an ebook management and conversion program. He has a Ph.D from California Institute of Technology and has worked on quantum computing. He has many and varied interests. He is a book lover and reads close to 100 books an year. In addition, he has written poems and essays . Kovid was one of the panelists in the Jaipur Literary Festival -2016 . He has 2 daughters and his wife is an author of children's books.    
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Naveen Valsakumar, Co-Founder of NotionPress ep25
Naveen Valsakumar is a former technologist who co-founded Notionpress with his friends in 2012 with a INR 3,000 investment ($50). In four years, the company has grown to INR 6 Crores (nearly US 1 million) in sales, and is one of the non traditional publishing companies in India. Naveen and I talk about his professional career before founding Notionpress, the story behind his company, growth plans, and services offered. We talk about the Notion Press Accelerator Program, which provides INR 100,000 (nearly 1,400 Dollars) to authors who have been able to sell 30 books with atleast 30 positive reviews. A not to miss part of this discussion is where Naveen provides some facts and figures about the book publishing market in India, based on the FICCI+Nielsen report released in November 2015. India is the second largest english language book publishing market in the world, at US 4 billion dollars, it is a large though unorganized industry.
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Entrepreneur in Book Publishing: Leonard Fernandes, Cinnamon Teal ep24
Leonard Fernandes is a former IT professional who co-founded Cinnamon Teal Publishing with his wife Queenie in 2007. He can be described as a "parallel entrepreneur", with four different ventures included Dog Eared Books and Publishing Next conference.During our discussion, we talk about Leonard's journey from an IT professional to his move back to Goa, and launching his ventures, We discuss about Cinnamon Teal Publishing, and how the business has grown over the years. We spend considerable time over ISBN, and weigh the need as well as the importance of getting iSBN for books. Other topics we talk about in this rather long interview incvlude Cinnamon Teal Blog, audiobooks, and nearly half a dozen entrepreneurial ideas in the book publishing space.
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Print on Demand and Self Publishing in India: Jaya Jha, Pothi ep23
Jaya Jha is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow. She is the co-founder of pothi.com, a self-publishing platform. She is an ex-googler and has two other ventures- Instascribe (for ebooks) and Summary Town (summaries of business books). She is a published author herself, with one novel in English  and 3 collections of Hindi poetries. Jaya and I talk about her interest in books, the idea behind pothi.com; how the self publishing service works. She also discussed numbers- how the service has grown over the years (from 3 or 4 titles in first year to about 100 titles per month at present), and cost of self publishing a book. We also talk about audiobooks and translations. Finally, Jaya talks about her nomination to L'Oreal Paris and NDTV - Woman of Worth award, and her request that listeners should vote for her if they like the podcast episode! Shownotes will be available at mykitaab.in/pothi
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Writing In Multiple Book Genres : Dr. V Raghunathan, Author, CEO ep22
V Raghunathan is an academician turned banker who is currently the CEO of a non profit .He dons the hat of a columnist and is an author of 14 published books. His academic affiliation was with IIM, Ahmedabad (1982-2001) as a Professor of Finance & Accounting, banking association with ING Vysya Bank as its President (2001-04) and corporate/Foundation role is with the GMR Group since 2005. He also heads the India Campus of Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada, where he is an Adjunct Professor as well. He has been teaching annually at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, since 1990.Collecting old and antique locks (as in pad locks) is his serious hobby , has played chess at all India level and have done a bit of cartooning for a national daily briefly and some competitive sketching in the past. Apart from these, he has flirted with a vintage car (a 1937 Austin 7) for a few years, occasionally fixes mechanical clocks and travel a good bit.  
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Day To Day Economics: Satish Deodhar, Bestselling Author and Academic ep21
Dr. Satish Deodhar is the Author of two bestselling books - “Day To Day Economics” and “Why Am I Paying More?” His books are a lighthearted read, but by no means they are light reading: Dr. Deodhar has explained complex concepts used in economics in simple easy to understand terms. We talk about his writing, translations of books, his interest in archaeology in this podcast discussion. Dr. Deodhar has a PhD from the Ohio State University in the United State and his undergradate degree is from University of Pune. To do justice to the writer in him, he is able to squeeze time apart from his day job as a Professor of Economics at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He lives in Ahmedabad with his wife Deepali and two children - Sylee and Yash. Shownotes are available at MyKitaab.in/satish
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Changing Careers for Mid-Career Professionals: Rajeshwari Victor, ep20
Rajeshwari Victor is a faculty at XLRI in Jamshedpur and author of the book “My Life, My Choice: Midlife Career Choices.” She is an alumnae of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and has over 15 years of experience in the corporate sector. She has worked with organizations such as Hindustan Unilever, CavinCare and Nippon Paints. She loves listening to music and she is a marathon runner. She is a columnist for the Business Line, where she covers the topics of sales and marketing.   Shownotes are available at mykitaab.in/rajeshwari
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Vidyanand Vartak and Bolti Pustake Project: Ep 7
Vidyanand Vartak is a software engineer who lives in the UK. He is the originator behind Bolti Pustake. This is a volunteer driven project under which narrators record Marathi language books which are in the public domain. Listeners are able to listen to these files through the website Boltipustake on blogspot    Anand and I talk about the response to his initiative, listener preferences, managing time for this volunteer driven project, and finally how can interested audio narrators contribute to his project. Anand can be contacted via the facebook page for this project or on the contact page on tbe boltipustake site.   Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review! 
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Tamil Actor Rajinikanth in Management Books: P C Balasubramanian, Bestselling Author ep19
PC Balasubramanian (Bala) is an entrepreneur and a bestselling author. His first two books  have a very interesting theme: Tamil movie icon Rajinikanth. Rajinis Punchatanra and Grand Brand Rajini are essentially management books. He followed up his nonfiction books with a fiction novel - Ready, Steady, Exit. Bala and I discuss his journey as an author, his passion for writing, how he manages time between running his company and authoring and marketing his books. We also talk about how bookwriting has led to him getting invited to speak at corporate events. We of course talk about Rajinikanth, and for the first time on MyKitaab Podcast, we end the discussion with a punchline from a Bollywood Tamil movie. In his professional avatar, Bala is a Chartered Accountant and the Executive Director & President of Matrix Group. He also contributes articles now and then to newspapers and magazines especially on subject relating to Retailing and FMCG industries.   Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!    Shownotes from this episode are available at mykitaab.in/bala
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Managing Career and Home: Apurva Purohit Author of Lady, You're Not a Man ep18
Apurva Purohit is the author of the national best - selling book on successfully managing the merge between home and work “Lady, You’re not a Man” – the Adventures of a Woman at Work. Apurva and I discuss her journey as an author that began with a blog, finding a publisher, writing the manuscript on flights, and the impact the book has had on readers. We also talk about marketing the book, a few unconventional approaches for marketing books (partnering with HR organizations in companies) and the importance of family support for women in demanding careers. Apurva  is the CEO of Radio City 91.1 FM, an IIM –B alumnus (Batch of 89) and has been managing media organizations for a large part of the 25 years she has spent in the corporate world. She has launched TV Channel,  Media Agency, and is an independent Director on boards of Companies, and a partner in Social Venture Partners India.   Shownotes from this podcast episode are available at mykitaab.in/apurva   Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!         
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Kiruba Shankar, Entrepreneur, Author, Social Media Expert ep17
Kiruba Shankar is a Social Media consultant, Professor, Organic Farmer and Author. He has varied interests including photography (over 7,000 photos on Flickr and counting!) and podcasting: he is the host of Kiruba.tv , where he interviews exceptional leaders. Kiruba has written five books, including Wikipedia for Beginners, Crowdsourcing and Copyright and Copyleft. His latest book is titled First Book, which is a compilation of the best advice on writing from authors who have together sold millions of book. Kiruba and I also discuss his journey from his engineering college days, to the dot com bust, working with Sify and Sulekha, his 20 year career in social media, organic farming, and Creative Commons. Special Mention: Kiruba has offered his latest Book titled First Book, as a free download to listeners of MyKitaab Podcast in exchange for an honest review. Interested listeners can visit mykitaab.in/kiruba to download this book.   Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab; Stitcher Radio at http://smarturl.it/mykitaabcast or on Google Play at goo.gl/kAadZ7 and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!
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Kiran Manral, Author of All Aboard and Karmic Kids ep16
Kiran Manral is a former journalist turned author of four books, including All Aboard and Once Upon a Crush. Her fifth book, The Face at The Window, will be released in February 2016. We talk about her journey as an author, writing style, audiobooks, translations, and self publishing.  Kiran writes humor, but all four of her books have a different theme and are practically in a different genre. Equally interesting is that she has published all of her books with a different publisher each time. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  Shownotes for this episode are available on the Mykitaab site at mykitaab.in/kiran
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How to Write Romantic Comedies. Rich Amooi ep15
Rich Amooi is the author of Romantic comedies. He has published five books , including Dog Day Wedding, Five Minutes later and Mr. Crotchety.  His latest book, an Eclair to Remember, was released in January 2016 and has received great reviews on goodreads.  Rich and I talk about his journey into writing books, reviews from readers, his upcoming book An Eclair To Remember. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab; Stitcher Radio at http://smarturl.it/mykitaabcast or on Google Play at goo.gl/kAadZ7 and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  Shownotes from this episode will be available at www.mykitaab.in/rich
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NRI Fiction and the Desi Girl Series. Aditi Chopra, ep14
Aditi Chopra is a former technologist turned author, who has published about 20 books in both fiction and nonfiction genre. She describes herself as author of NRI fiction and nonfiction books.Her fiction books include Mr. Imperfect and Desi Girl Series, and her nonfiction books are on leadership, particularly her book Leading Without Authority.has received positive feedback.  In this podcast episode, we discuss her journey towards becoming an author, publishing multiple books in a year, and her advice for aspiring authors. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab; Stitcher Radio at http://smarturl.it/mykitaabcast or on Google Play at goo.gl/kAadZ7 You can view the shownotes and the resources discussed in this podcast at  at www.mykitaab.in/aditi.
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Ben Wurth, Founder of Story Sharing Site Upliterate ep13
In this podcast interview, Ben Wurth talks about how he started Upliterate. We also  the future plans for Upliterate and what Genres they will focus on. Upliterate was one of the sponsors of Nanowrimo 2015, something that we cover in our discussion. Particularly for authors who write in Science Fiction and Fantasy as well as Young Adult genres, it is great to have one more option, though it is still a little rough around the edges at the time or recording.  Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab; Stitcher Radio at http://smarturl.it/mykitaabcast or on Google Play at goo.gl/kAadZ7 and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  Shownotes from this episode are available at mykitaab.in/ben
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How to Create a Marketing Campaign for Book Launch: Tom Morkes ep12
Tom Morkes is an author, entrepreneur, podcaster and founder of Insurgent Publishing. Tom and I talk about his journey into the world of publishing, writing, self publishing and book marketing. Tom has appeared in several podcast interviews on Entrepreneur on Fire,  Bestselling Fiction podcast, and Wrtier 2.0 podcast His guest posts on Goinswriter, and writeup on how he earns an income while traveling around the world on Business Insider are interesting reads. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  Shownotes for this podcast episode are available at mykitaab.in/tom
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How to Publish Your Book By Crowdfunding: Inkshares ep11
Jeremy Thomas is the CEO of Inkshares, which offers a mix of crowdfunding model and the services offered by a traditional publisher. Inkshares was founded in 2013 to create a differentiated offering. Jeremy and I talk about how Inkshare's model has evolved, his take on international presence, non-English language publishing and audiobooks, and finally, his advise for authors. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or Stitcher at www.smarturlit/mykitaabcast and if you like this podcast, please leave a review! The shownotes and references mentioned in this podcast episode will be available at http://mykitaab.in/jeremy #crowdfunding #publishing
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Self Publishing With Smashwords: Mark Coker, ep10
Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, an ebook distributor, tells his views on authors going exclusive with online retailers, particularly amazon. We also talk about translations, self publishing, and the power of the Internet in providing a level playing field for authors. Shownotes and resources mentioned in this podcast are available at mykitaab.in/mark. Mark previously founded Bestcalls.com, an earnings conference call directory and Dovetail PR. He is an angel investor and advisor to technology startups. He is on the advisory board of GetQuik (a restaurant order automation technology provider). Mark is a frequent speaker, guest on podcast, and blog interviews, and  is a contributor to the Huffington Post. He describes himself as a gardener, dreamer, doer, hiker, explorer, battler of squirrels, and co-author of Boob Tube and several other books. He is an alumnus of the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  Shownotes for this podcast episode are available at mykitaab.in/mark
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How to Write, Edit and Market Books. A C Fuller ep09
A C Fuller is an Author, Podcaster, Wirting Teacher and Speaker. His first book  The Anonmous Source was released in June 2015. He is also the host of the Writer 2.0 podcast, has a active facebook group by the same name, and he is a writing teacher. AC grew up in Berkeley, California and attended Oberlin College before moving to New Orleans, New York, and Connecticut. AC and I talk about book writing, self publishing and his speaking engagements, Seattle Seahawks, and strong coffee. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  Shownotes from this episode ar available at mykitaab.in/acfuller
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How Bhaavna Arora Became a Bestselling Author ep08
Bhaavna Arora is the bestselling author of the Deliberate Sinner. We talk about movies, her deep love and respect for the Army, insisting on getting the same editor and publicist as Shobha De, and finally, how she got a General's wife to read the Mistress of Honour before the General agreed to release it. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes at www.smarturl.it/mykitaab or Stitcher at www.smarturlit/mykitaabcast and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  Shownotes from this episode are available at mykitaab.in/bhaavna
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How To Self Publish Your Book: Kavita Kapoor, Ep 06
Kavita Kapoor is an entrepreneur and an author. We talk about How to self publish a book, design a cover for a book in Microsoft word and how to get ISBN. Kavita's journey has taken her to London 2012, a stint in Gurgaon, India, and now into entrepreneurship, where she runs her startup whatsmysize.com. Her book, Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Kham, is about working in India. In this episode, Kavita discusses the motivation behind her book, how she chose the title, cover design, and we talk about finding a printer in India and getting ISBN. when she is not writing, she is a speaker at forums such as TedEx, and she is a filmmaker. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  You can get the links and the resources mentioned in this podcast episode at mykitaab.in/kavita
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How to Write a Book While Commuting- Rachna Singh, Author ep 05
Rachna Singh tells how to write a book while commuting (like Mark Dawson); surviving breast cancer. She also talks about her books Dating, Diapers and Denial and Nuptial Knots. Rachna is a humor author who covers topics of love and organizational development.Her debut novel ‘Dating, Diapers and Denial’ was published in 2012. As on December 2015, she has 4 books under her belt, including a collection of short stories. Her blog is a light and fun hearted read, but with a deep message on how to stay positive when life throws a curveball or two at you..Rachna and I discuss how she got started as an author, how she used getting stuck in traffic to draft her manuscript, her blogging, fight with breast cancer, and her upcoming books. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  The shownotes for this episode are available at http://www.mykitaab.in/rachna
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Mystery Behind Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Anuj Dhar, Author ep04
How journalist Anuj Dhar researched the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. We talk about his books on Netaji Bose including What Happened to Netaji? and India's Best Kept Secret. Anuj Dhar is a former journalist who has spent over 10 years working to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance and death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He has written many hard hitting books on this topic, including India's Biggest Cover Up and What Happened to Netaji? He has spoken on this issue extensively on many forums including TedX. Anuj writes in his books and holds the view that  there was no air crash; and that Netaji Bose died in the 1980s after living as a monk named Gumnami Baba or Bhagwanji in Faizabad. Anuj's interview was recorded at the venue of the Bangalore Literary Festival in December 2015. About Netaji Bose: Subhas Chanda Bose was a freedom fighter who fought for India's independence from Britan. According to official records, he died on 18 August 1945, when a Japanese plane carrying him crashed in Japanese-occupied Taiwan. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  Shownotes from this episode are available at mykitaab.in/anuj
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Self Publishing with Reedsy: Ricardo Fayet ep03
Ricardo Fayet Co-Founded Reedsy, a Marketplace of editors and cover designers for books, providing book marketing services and agent assisted publishing. Ricardo takes us from the time Reedsy was founded to the new models and tools that they are introducing. We talk about books, self publishing, marketplace, editing, ebooks, agent assisted publishing, among other topics of interest to authors. Reedsy has a very stringent acceptance process for editors and cover designers, and we learn that their acceptance rate (less than 3 percent) is less than that of Harvard or McKinsey. We conclude the discussion with Reedsy's plans for translations, India, and Ricardo's dream book. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  Shownotes from this episode are available at mykitaab.in/ricardo #selfpublishing #marketplace #startup #reedsy
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How To Translate Your Book in Indian Languages: Vikrant Pande, ep01
Vikrant Pande on How to Translate Books to Indian Languages; books from Marathi to English; and his Books that are made into films like Bajirao Mastani. Vikrant and I discuss about his experiences as a translator, what should authors look for when they are considering translation of their book, and purely as a coincidence, all the books that he has translated and published so far have been released as movies in Marathi and Hindi. His most recent work is the translation of the Marathi book Raau on which the Hindi movie Bajirao Mastani was based. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  You can find the shownotes of this episode on www.mykitaab.in/vikrant #bajiraomastani #translations #marathi #publishing
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Publishing Market in India : Vivek Mehra, SAGE India ep02
Vivek Mehra is the MD and CEO of SAGE India. He tells How traditional publishers select books for publishing; what is market for book publishing in India. Vivek provides insights into the Indian publishing industry - at 4 billion US dollars, it is big, but is also quite fragmented. Specifically, we talk about regional language and academic publishing. We begin the discuss his journey from the world of textiles to publishing, the struggles that he had to undergo early on in his career, and his entry into publishing in early 2000s. Vivek is a  published author who self published his debut novel and is working on a trilogy based on Kolis, the fisherman community from western India. Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review!  Shownotes from this episode are available at mykitaab.in/vivek #publishing #tradidionalpublishing #ebooks #textbooks #author
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Introduction to MyKitaab Podcast by Amar Vyas ep0
Amar Vyas, the Co-Founder of Kamakshi Media and the host of the Mykitaab Podcast, introduces us to the podcast on Book Publishing. This podcast aims to inform authors how to publish their books. He tells us through his reasons for starting the podcast, the format and frequency of the show, and what listeners can expect from this show. The links and resources mentioned in ths episode are available on the "home" for this podcast at http://www.mykitaab.in/mykitaab-introduction Please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Stitcher and if you like this podcast, please leave a review! #audio #books #publishing #India #selfpublishing #kindle #ebooks
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