Title: How To Get Published In India
Author: Meghna Pant
If you are an aspiring author, but still you don’t have this book, then your first action right after reading the review should be to run to the bookstore and get this book.
How To Get Published In India is a guide for aspiring authors. From writing to publishing and selling to marketing your book, this book has everything. This book contains accurate information with real facts. It will help you to stop daydreaming about your speeches as an author, and get to the real work that writing and sending good cover letters to get published.
This book is divided into four chapters – Writing, Publishing, Marketing and Essays by established authors and other professionals. Each section is further divided into parts.
I loved reading this book because it has included everything about getting a book published. Through this book you will learn how to write a cover letter, how to approach a publisher, why to approach a literary agent, why to publish short stories and poems in literary journals and magazines, how translation works, how to format your book, how to organise a book launch, why to be active on social media, where to find your readers, what is a bestseller, what is the role of editors, why getting a book published isn’t the final task, how to handle rejections, how to know that your work isn’t great, what is a writer’s secret and, the most important, how to be a writer.
This book contains essays by experts like Twinkle Khanna, Jeffrey Archer, Ashwin Sanghi, Durjoy Datta, Anand Neelakantan, Mita Kapur, Shobhaa De, Rashmi Bansal, Ravi Subramanian, Anuj Gosalia and Shrerna Khambatta. Meghna made sure that this book really gives the author everything they need to know.
This book showcases good examples and provides the names of many literary journals and magazines where an aspiring author can submit their work.
If you are building a career as an author, this is a must-have book.
About the Author
Meghna Pant is an Indian author, journalist and speaker. She has won a variety of awards for her contribution to literature, gender issues and journalism. In 2012, she won the Muse India National Literary Awards Young Writer Award for her debut novel One-and-a-Half Wife.