How To Price Your Book in India

If you are considering to release your book (print or ebook) for the Indian market, my conclusion is that you can use the following rule of thumb: for print or an ebook, the selling price is one and a half dollars for every 100 pages. In other words, a 200 page novel should be priced […]

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Reviews for my book that you will not see on amazon

I am posting some reviews I have received from readers who have read NRI:Now, Returned to India but their review was not accepted  on Amazon for a variety of reasons (not having an Amazon account,or outdated credit card information for example). “Written by a friend- Amol Dixit describes his journey that was. A civil engineer […]

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Cost of self publishing a book in India

Call it epiphany, or a combination of circumstances, or a  mere coincidence. Earlier this week, I decided that I should write a post on how much self-publishing NRI:Now Returned to India cost me. That was on Monday. By Thursday morning, I had the draft ready, but then two events prompted me to re-write this post […]

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Back from a scouting trip

It has been several weeks since my last post- the reason for my absence is that I had drawn a blank when it came to my book writing, and was looking for that restart button. Something within me told me that the button could be found in central India – where my family comes from. […]

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Going back to the basics

I had mentioned in an earlier post that one also needs to think about some basic questions about one’s book that need some introspection. It’s like applying to grad school, or even a job. These are the questions make you think about the ‘why/who/how/what/where’ aspects of the book. Here are a few of those q’s […]

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Mixed Feelings..

Another day, another rejection from a publisher. But that’s not what I am going to write about. A couple of days ago, I was at an alumni meet where I met an alumnus of a much refined vintage. It turns out that he was trying to get his first book published as well – a […]

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