Writing About Writing

Writing of different sorts: corporate blogs, poetry, reviews, columns, journals and guest posts….. anything and everything that will make a person a better writer. And of course, writing about the process of writing! Someday, I hope to translate my mother’s and grandmother’s books (written in Marathi) and post them. Reviews Product reviews, book reviews, or […]

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Most Common Questions Faced by First Time Authors

First time authors face many dilemmas, from publishing to marketing to sales. Based on our interactions with our listeners we are posting some of the most commonly asked questions. Needless to say, majority of the listeners are first time authors who have written a book. Most Commonly Asked Questions on Publishing a Book Why should […]

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The Story Behind the Name MyKitaab

The Word Kitaab Means a Book in Arabic, Hindi, Urdu and many other Indian languages. Before launching MyKitaab Podcast, I listened to several podcasts on book publishing for a number of years. I am adding a Small list of podcasts related to book publishing at the top of this post as a quick reference. Many […]

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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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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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Back on Track

One of the most important things that I have learnt from talking to and reading about other authors is that they are incredibly focused when they are writing a book. Some have a set schedule: they might write during a specific time of the day. Others carry a letterpad and a pen to write down […]

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