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The end of May is approaching and I have not published any new post for over two months now. Which does not mean I have NOT been writing- quite the contrary. But more on that later. Thanks for all the visits, comments and feedback in the meantime! 

Ratings, Rankings and Review Sites Episode 01

Note: This is an episode from out now-defunct podcast, Digital PowWow With Kiruba and Amar. I thought of adding this episode in a podcast meant for authors for one simple reason- everything we discuss here is relevant to authors, and applicable too! Summary: In this episode, Kiruba and Amar discuss the importance of review and rating sites such as Tripadvisor,… 

Online Story Sharing with Upliaterate: Ben Wurth ep13

Ben Wurth is the founder of Upliterate, an online site where authors and readers can engage and interact. Upliterate is Ben’s third startup. He is an alumnus of John Paul The Great Catholic University in California. Upliterate aims to help amateur authors get their books published. Listen To The Podcast Episode By Clicking Below Discussion with Ben Wurth Ben’s previous… 

How to Create a Marketing Campaign for Book Launch: Tom Morkes ep12

Tom Morkes is the founder of Insurgent Publishing, and he is an expert in How to Create a Marketing Campaign for books. He wears multiple hats- an ex armyman, an author, an entrepreneur, a world traveler, a trainer, husband and a podcaster. He is the founder of Insurgent Publishing and is the author of the Art of Instigating,Pay What You… 

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, In many ways they are similar to a traditional publisher, but they rely on the interest and funding of readers and booksellers. Once a book meets the threshold… 

How To Self Publish Your Books: Mark Coker, Smashwords ep10

Mark Coker is the founder of Smashwords, an ebook distributor andone of the go-to sites for authors who are looking to self publish your books. You can listen to the podcast episode by clicking on the link below Discussion with Mark Coker Authors publishing their books through Smashwords have turned into New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Over 100,000 authors… 

How Bhaavna Arora Became a Bestselling Author ep08

Bhaavna is the bestselling author of The Deliberate Sinner, which has sold over 100,000 copies since its release. Her second book Mistress of Honor has also received positive reviews. Bhaavna has two MBAs and a PhD in leadership. Before turning into a full time writer, she was an academic and later the Director of a Business School in Bengaluru (Bangalore).… 

How to Write a Book While Commuting- Rachna Singh, Author ep 05

Rachna Singh is a consultant in organizational development. She lives with her family in Bengaluru (Bangalore) and considers herself as an accidental author. She wrote the manuscript for her first novel during her commute in the famous traffic jams of Bengaluru. (Mark Dawson is another author who wrote his books while commuting to work) Rachna dabbled with writing in different genres before… 

Mystery Behind Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Anuj Dhar, Author ep04

Anuj Dhar is a former journalist who has spent nearly fifteen years to discover the mystery behind disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He is the trustee of New Delhi based not for profit organization Mission Netaji.  Anuj let his journalistic career take a backseat and has been a relentless campaigner for the declassification of files related to disappearance and death of…