MyKitaab: How To Publish and Market Your Books

MyKitaab: How To Publish and Market Your Books

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MyKitaab Podcast will help you in your journey of publishing and marketing your book. Your show’s guests answer the question “I have written a book, how do I get it published in India?” Host Amar Vyas interviews authors, editors, publishers and entrepreneurs in publishing. We talk about audiobooks, translations, productivity, book marketing, social media for authors, self publishing, and ebooks. The guests on this show include authorpreneur Joanna Penn, entrepreneurs Leonard Fernandes (Cinnamon Teal) and Mark Coker (Smashwords); Mark Lefebvre (Kobo), and Bestselling Authors, Karan Bajaj and Christopher Doyle. MyKitaab Podcast has a new Home! Visit https://mykitaab-podcast.com to learn more


115: Bengaluru Business Literature Festival 2019
Aug 21 • 17 min
This is a special episode of MyKitaab Podcast. To celebrate the Fifth Edition of Bengaluru Business Literature Festival (BBLF), Amar Vyas interviews the founder of BBLF, Benedict Paramanand.
114: Using the Power of Creative Commons: Himanshu Giri, Pratham Books
Apr 4 • 54 min
Himanshu is the CEO of Pratham Books, a nonprofit organization that is in the space of Children’s reading and education material. In this interview, Himanshu and I talk about his reasons for joining Pratham Books, publishing content under Creative Commons…
113: Michal Stawicki on Entrepreneurship, Coaching and Bookwriting
Mar 7 • 41 min
In episode 96 of MyKitaab Podcast, we talk to Michal Stawicki who is an author, coach, entrepreneur who has published over 2 million words over the past 7 years. He has been a past guest on MyKitaab Podcast, and in this episode, we talk about his…
112: What is the market for Audiobooks in India? Yogesh Dashrath, Storytel
Feb 15 • 39 min
Welcome to episode number 95 of MyKitaab podcast. Our guest is Yogesh Dashrath, who is the Country Manager for Storytel in India. Storytel is an audio book and ebook publisher from Sweden. Yogesh tells his own journey as an avid book reader and an…
111: Open Source Tools for Creatives - Jason Van Gumster
Dec 15, 2018 • 38 min
Welcome to episode number 94 of MyKitaab Podcast. Our guest today is Jason Van Gumster. Jason is from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, he is a creative professional, an author and an advocate of open source programs. His books include the GIMP Bible…
110: Announcement- Relaunch of MyKitaab Podcast
Jul 6, 2018 • 3 min
[https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mykitaab-how-to-publish-and-market-your-books/id1073960469](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mykitaab-how-to-publish-and-market-your-books/id1073960469)We were on an unexpected, extended break for the past year, but…
109: How To Sell Your Books in India- Ritesh Kala (Repost)
Dec 25, 2017 • 57 min
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,…
108: Revisiting: Entrepreneur, Author Kashyap Deorah
May 12, 2017 • 31 min
Last year, we published the interview of bestselling author, angel investor and entrepreneur Kashyap Deorah. We re-visit his interview, where he talks about his writing process, marketing and finding a publisher for his book.
107: Science Fiction Author, Academic Tony Ballantyne ep92
Apr 13, 2017 • 39 min
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.…
106: From an Investment Banker to an Author Shilpa Gupta ep91
Apr 7, 2017 • 45 min
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…
105: How to Write and Publish 7 Bestselling Books- Paul Brodie
Mar 1, 2017 • 50 min
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,…
104: Fiction Writing, Podcasting and Book Marketing with Tim Lewis- ep 89
Feb 23, 2017 • 44 min
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…
103: How to Use Project Management for your Writing Career: Rachel Amphlett ep 88
Feb 16, 2017 • 50 min
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,…
102: How to Discover Virtual Freedom: Leigh Martinuzzi ep 87
Feb 8, 2017 • 31 min
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…
101: Publishing Stories with Sweek - Sabine Van Der Plas ep86
Feb 2, 2017 • 43 min
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…
100: How to Publish Your Books Through PublishDrive: Kinga Jentetics ep85
Jan 26, 2017 • 49 min
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…
99: How to use Agile and Scrum for Writing Books: Lancer Kind, ep 84
Jan 19, 2017 • 45 min
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…
98: The Anniversary Episode: MyKitaab Podcast Completes One Year! Ep 83
Jan 13, 2017 • 21 min
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.
97: How to Write and Publish Illustrated Children’s Books: Brandon Cullum ep 82
Jan 4, 2017 • 42 min
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…
96: Biography of Bollywood Film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak: Author Gautam Chintamani ep81
Dec 21, 2016 • 51 min
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…
95: NanoWrimo Winners’ Episode and How To Pitch to Publishers ep80
Dec 15, 2016 • 51 min
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…
94: Double episode: Ruchira Khanna and Mukesh Gupta ep79
Nov 30, 2016 • 38 min
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…
93: How to Improve Writing Productivity- Michal Stawicki ep78
Nov 23, 2016 • 38 min
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…
92: Forensic Scientist and Author Greg Hickey ep77
Nov 16, 2016 • 46 min
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…
91: Joanna Penn Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur (repost) ep76
Nov 9, 2016 • 53 min
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.
90: How to Translate Books from Marathi to English: Vikrant Pande (repost) ep 75
Nov 3, 2016 • 35 min
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…
89: From Receiving Rejections from Agents to Published Author- Sriram Subramanian, ep74
Oct 26, 2016 • 44 min
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…
88: Award Winning Author, Translator Aruna Chakravarti ep73
Oct 19, 2016 • 39 min
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…
87: Poetry Books on Diabetes : Amanda Jones ep72
Oct 12, 2016 • 28 min
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…
86: Sharing stories, articles and poems online: Dmitry Selemir of Scriggler ep71
Oct 5, 2016 • 39 min
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…
85: Publishing Rights and Rights Transfer- Manasi Subramaniam, Harper Collins ep70
Sep 22, 2016 • 52 min
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…
84: How International Authors Can Translate and Sell Their Books in India- Anna Erishkigal ep 69
Sep 14, 2016 • 56 min
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…
83: How Technology is Changing Hindi Book Publishing Market: Alind Maheshwari (Hindi) ep68
Sep 7, 2016 • 45 min
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…
82: Publishing Next 2016 and Bestselling Author Savi Sharma ep67
Aug 31, 2016 • 52 min
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…
81: How to Manage a Corporate Career and Write Bestselling Books. Mainak Dhar ep66
Aug 24, 2016 • 62 min
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…
80: From a Footballer to Monk to Author Of The Rishis Series: Robert Delgado ep65
Aug 17, 2016 • 45 min
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…
79: How To Publish e-Books in Indian Languages: Mahendra Sharma, Matrubharti ep64
Aug 10, 2016 • 54 min
78: How to Market Your Books in India- Ritesh Kala , Read Out Loud ep63
Aug 3, 2016 • 57 min
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,…
77: New Podcast: NRI Now, Returned to India ep62
Jul 27, 2016 • 27 min
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…
76: Newscast 14 Bookstore Chain in Mexico Called Gandhi
Jul 21, 2016 • 10 min
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…
75: How to Write and Publish an Indie Fantasy Series: Garrett Robinson ep 61
Jul 20, 2016 • 56 min
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…
74: Flooding at National Library destroys books Newscast 13
Jul 14, 2016 • 13 min
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…
73: Interview of Marketer, Blogger Author of The Underage CEO Ganesh V ep60
Jul 13, 2016 • 55 min
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…
72: News on Book Publishing in India- Newscast 12
Jul 7, 2016 • 15 min
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…
71: How to Publish eBooks in India Through Dailyhunt: N Ravanan, Vice President -ebooks ep59
Jul 6, 2016 • 37 min
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…
70: The Joy of English and English Masala- Jesse Karjalainen ep58
Jun 30, 2016 • 48 min
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…
69: News on Book Publishing in India - Newscast11
Jun 28, 2016 • 16 min
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…
68: News on Book Publishing in India - Newscast10
Jun 22, 2016 • 18 min
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…
67: Vivek Kaul Journalist, Author of Easy Money Trilogy ep57
Jun 20, 2016 • 44 min
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…
66: Audiobook and Ebook Markets in India: Newscast 9
Jun 15, 2016 • 17 min
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
65: Author of Bestselling Science Fiction and Military Fiction Books: Chris Kennedy ep56
Jun 14, 2016 • 45 min
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,…
64: Weekly News and Analysis Cast-8
Jun 8, 2016 • 27 min
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…
63: Sharath Komarraju Prolific Hybrid Author ep55
Jun 7, 2016 • 31 min
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…
62: Weekly News and Analysis Cast-7
Jun 1, 2016 • 19 min
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…
61: Shrabani Basu Journalist, Bestselling Author ep 54
May 30, 2016 • 24 min
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.…
60: Weekly News and Analysis Cast-6
May 25, 2016 • 17 min
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…
59: SEO Expert, Kindlepreneur Dave Chesson ep53
May 23, 2016 • 31 min
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…
58: Weekly News and Analysis- Newscast 5
May 18, 2016 • 8 min
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.
57: Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Bestselling Author Kashyap Deorah ep52
May 16, 2016 • 30 min
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…
56: Newscast 4
May 11, 2016 • 13 min
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.…
55: Sunil Gandhi Author, Entrepreneur, Consultant ep51
May 9, 2016 • 26 min
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…
54: Newscast 3
May 4, 2016 • 14 min
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…
53: Celebrating Episode Number 50 of MyKitaab Podcast!
May 3, 2016 • 20 min
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…
52: How To Market Your Book: Karan Bajaj Bestselling Author Part II ep49
Apr 27, 2016 • 24 min
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…
51: News on Book Publishing in India: Cast 2
Apr 27, 2016 • 14 min
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…
50: How To Market Your Book. Karan Bajaj, Part I ep48
Apr 25, 2016 • 25 min
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…
49: Custom Publishing in India: Saanjay Sethi, Part II ep47
Apr 21, 2016 • 25 min
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…
48: News And Analysis Cast- I
Apr 20, 2016 • 18 min
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…
47: Coffee Table Books in India: Saanjay Sethi, Matrix Publishing Group Part I ep46
Apr 18, 2016 • 32 min
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…
46: Publish a Million Words in 2 Years: Sommer Nectarhoff - Part II ep45
Apr 13, 2016 • 27 min
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…
45: How to Publish 1 Million Words in Less than 2 Years- Sommer Nectarhoff ep44
Apr 12, 2016 • 25 min
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.…
44: From Bacnrupcy to Life Coach, Speaker, Author. AVIS Viswanathan, ep43
Apr 11, 2016 • 44 min
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…
43: Halt Station India: Story of India’s First Railway Line by Author Rajendra Aklekar ep42
Apr 6, 2016 • 38 min
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…
42: The Power of Vedic Maths: Author Atul Gupta ep41
Apr 5, 2016 • 29 min
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.…
41: Entrepreneur, Author of Books on Accountancy Anurag Singhal ep40
Apr 4, 2016 • 43 min
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…
40: Indian Literary Agent : Urmila Dasgupta,Purple Folio Literary Agency ep39
Mar 31, 2016 • 38 min
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…
39: Blogger, Bestselling Self-Published Author Rasana Atreya ep38
Mar 30, 2016 • 31 min
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…
38: Writing Mystery Books and Managing Startups. PR Ganapathy ‘Guns’ ep37
Mar 29, 2016 • 48 min
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…
37: How to Write Bestselling Fantasy Novels: Christopher Doyle Part II ep36
Mar 24, 2016 • 29 min
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…
36: How to Write Fantasy Books: Christopher Doyle Part I ep35
Mar 23, 2016 • 30 min
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…
35: The Making of India: Indian Economy Talk with Akhilesh Tilotia ep34
Mar 22, 2016 • 45 min
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…
34: Tamil Language Book Publishing: K Satyanarayan Part II ep33
Mar 18, 2016 • 25 min
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…
33: How To Publish Books in Tamil Language: K Satyanarayan Part- I ep32
Mar 17, 2016 • 29 min
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…
32: Publishing Books in Hindi at a Publishing House: Meera Johri Part II ep31
Mar 16, 2016 • 26 min
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…
31: Market for Hindi Book Publishing: Publisher Meera Johri Part I ep30
Mar 15, 2016 • 34 min
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…
30: Marketplace for Authors for Book Publishing: Bibliocrunch ep29
Mar 9, 2016 • 39 min
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…
29: Self Publishing with Kobo: Mark LeFebvre ep28
Mar 8, 2016 • 34 min
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…
28: Joanna Penn Bestselling Author, Professional Speaker,Coach, Entrepreneur ep27
Mar 7, 2016 • 53 min
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…
27: Calibre: eBook Management and Conversion - Kovid Goyal, ep26
Mar 5, 2016 • 23 min
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…
26: Naveen Valsakumar, Co-Founder of NotionPress ep25
Mar 2, 2016 • 37 min
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…
25: Entrepreneur in Book Publishing: Leonard Fernandes, Cinnamon Teal ep24
Mar 1, 2016 • 54 min
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…
24: Print on Demand and Self Publishing in India: Jaya Jha, Pothi ep23
Feb 29, 2016 • 31 min
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…
23: Writing In Multiple Book Genres : Dr. V Raghunathan, Author, CEO ep22
Feb 24, 2016 • 50 min
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 &…
22: Day To Day Economics: Satish Deodhar, Bestselling Author and Academic ep21
Feb 23, 2016 • 37 min
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…
21: Changing Careers for Mid-Career Professionals: Rajeshwari Victor, ep20
Feb 22, 2016 • 34 min
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…
20: Vidyanand Vartak and Bolti Pustake Project: Ep 7
Feb 18, 2016 • 29 min
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…
19: Tamil Actor Rajinikanth in Management Books: P C Balasubramanian, Bestselling Author ep19
Feb 17, 2016 • 37 min
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…
18: Managing Career and Home: Apurva Purohit Author of Lady, You’re Not a Man ep18
Feb 16, 2016 • 28 min
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,…
17: Kiruba Shankar, Entrepreneur, Author, Social Media Expert ep17
Feb 15, 2016 • 44 min
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…
16: Kiran Manral, Author of All Aboard and Karmic Kids ep16
Feb 11, 2016 • 32 min
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,…
15: How to Write Romantic Comedies. Rich Amooi ep15
Feb 9, 2016 • 36 min
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.…
14: NRI Fiction and the Desi Girl Series. Aditi Chopra, ep14
Feb 8, 2016 • 41 min
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,…
13: Ben Wurth, Founder of Story Sharing Site Upliterate ep13
Feb 5, 2016 • 20 min
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.…
12: How to Create a Marketing Plan for Book Launch: Tom Morkes ep. 12
Feb 3, 2016 • 40 min
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. You can find the shownotes at…
11: How to Publish Your Book By Crowdfunding: Inkshares ep11
Feb 2, 2016 • 35 min
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…
10: Self Publishing With Smashwords: Mark Coker, ep10
Feb 1, 2016 • 48 min
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…
9: How to Write, Edit and Market Books. A C Fuller ep09
Jan 27, 2016 • 51 min
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…
8: How Bhaavna Arora Became a Bestselling Author ep08
Jan 26, 2016 • 43 min
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…
7: How To Self Publish Your Book: Kavita Kapoor, Ep 06
Jan 20, 2016 • 36 min
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…
6: How to Write a Book While Commuting- Rachna Singh, Author ep 05
Jan 19, 2016 • 41 min
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…
5: Mystery Behind Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Anuj Dhar, Author ep04
Jan 18, 2016 • 27 min
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…
4: Self Publishing with Reedsy: Ricardo Fayet ep03
Jan 13, 2016 • 27 min
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…
3: How To Translate Your Book in Indian Languages: Vikrant Pande, ep01
Jan 13, 2016 • 35 min
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…
2: Publishing Market in India : Vivek Mehra, SAGE India ep02
Jan 13, 2016 • 39 min
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,…
1: Introduction to MyKitaab Podcast by Amar Vyas ep0
Jan 12, 2016 • 20 min
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. In this introduction episode of MyKitaab, Amar tells us…