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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! 

Self Publishing with Reedsy: Ricardo Fayet ep03

Ricardo Fayet takes us from the time Reedsy was founded to the present day. We also talk about the new models and tools that they are introducing. we cover 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. We learn that… 

Publishing Market in India : Vivek Mehra, SAGE India ep02

Vivek Mehra is the MD and CEO of SAGE India. He comes from a family that was in the textile business. After his MBA from Columbia University, he returned to India in the late 1980s. Following this, he worked in food processing, textiles before he finally ventured into publishing in the late 1990s. He joined SAGE India in 2005. Vivek… 

How To Translate Your Book in Indian Languages: Vikrant Pande, ep01

Vikrant Pande is an author who specializes in translations of Marathi classics into English. He has most recently translated Rau, on which the Hindi movie Bajirao Mastani was based, into English. In addition, so far he has translated several Marathi classics into English. Vikrant is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. At present he is the Provost of… 

Podcasts that influence MyKitaab: Podcast on Book Publishing

Podcasts that influence me … and have helped me in becoming a podcaster Update 11th July 2016: I am adding list of podcasts related to book publishing at the top of this post as a quick reference. Many of these podcasts are targeted towards self-publishing. Podcasts of influence for writers and creatives (listed Alphabetically, I have listened to atleast three… 

Logo of MyKitaab Podcast by Amar Vyas

Introduction to MyKitaab Podcast by Amar Vyas

I am Amar Vyas, the Co-Founder of gaathastory and creator and host of MyKitaab Podcast. In this episode, I will introduce this podcast to you. We will discuss the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of this Podcast.

The word Kitaab means Book in Hindi and many Indian languages, and the word MyKitaab literally means “My Book”.  Kit, a fellow podcaster from the History of India Podcast noted, Kitaab has a similar meaning in Arabic and several other languages: the writer Al Baruni wrote a book called ” Kitab ta’rikh al-Hind” which means book on history of India.

How I Schedule Interviews for MyKitaab Podcast

Google Spreadsheets to Schedule podcasts: keeping it simple I use Google Spreadsheets to schedule interviews and release episodes. I manage my schedule: contacting guests, record interviews with guests and releasing the podcasts. As on December 17, 2015; I have recorded 22 episodes, and the pipeline is looking good- with commitments upto end of March! This video will show how I… 

How I Schedule Interviews for MyKitaab Podcast

Google Spreadsheets to Schedule podcasts: keeping it simple I use Google Spreadsheets to schedule interviews and release episodes. I manage my schedule: contacting guests, record interviews with guests and releasing the podcasts. As on December 17, 2015; I have recorded 22 episodes, and the pipeline is looking good- with commitments upto end of March! This video will show how I… 

MyKitaab Podcast is getting ready for launch!

MyKitaab Podcast I am excited to announce that the MyKitaab Podcast is (almost) ready to launch! MyKitaab podcast When my wife and I were trying to get my novel NRI:Now, Returned to India translated into Hindi and Marathi, we found it very difficult to find the right translator, editor and publisher. We realized that there are many authors who are…