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MyKitaab: How To Publish and Market Your Books

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MyKitaab Podcast will help you in your journey of publishing and marketing your book. Your show's guests answer the question "I have written a book, how do I get it published in India?"Host Amar Vyas interviews authors, editors, publishers and entrepreneurs in publishing. We talk about audiobooks, t… read more

117 Episodes | 2016 - 2020

2: Amit Agarwal - Author, Speaker, Salespreneur

March 27th, 2020


 Amit grew up in Jhansi, a historic town in Northern India and studied at IIT -BHU, Varanasi and IIM Ahmedabad. He currently lives in Bangalore suburbs, with his wife Ayesha and two sons Tanish and Aarav.You can learn …

1: The Conzerv Story: Hema Hattangady and Ashish Sen

March 2nd, 2020

Welcome to a new season of MyKitaab Podcast. Amar Vyas interviewed Hema Hattangady and Ashish Sen, authors of the book "Lift Off : The Story of Conzerv." This book is the story of entrepreneurship, a journey of growing, …

115: Bengaluru Business Literature Festival 2019

August 21st, 2019

Bengaluru Business Literature Festival (BBLF) is in its fifth year and the 2019 edition of BBLF will be held on Saturday September 7, 2019 at WeWork, Richmond Road.  In this episode, founder of BBLF, Benedict …

114: Using the Power of Creative Commons: Himanshu Giri, Pratham Books

April 5th, 2019


Himanshu is the CEO of Pratham Books, a nonprofit organization that is in the space of Children's reading and education material. In this interview, Himanshu and I talk about his reasons for joining Pratham Books, …

113: Michal Stawicki on Entrepreneurship, Coaching and Bookwriting

March 8th, 2019


In episode 96 of MyKitaab Podcast, we talk to Michal Stawicki who is an author, coach, entrepreneur who has published over 2 million words over the past 7 years. He has been a past guest on MyKitaab Podcast, and in this …

112: What is the market for Audiobooks in India? Yogesh Dashrath, Storytel

February 15th, 2019


Welcome to episode number 95 of MyKitaab podcast. Our guest is Yogesh Dashrath, who is the Country Manager for Storytel in India. Storytel is an audio book and ebook  publisher from Sweden.  Yogesh tells his own journey …

111: Open Source Tools for Creatives - Jason Van Gumster

December 16th, 2018


Welcome to episode number 94 of MyKitaab Podcast. Our guest today is Jason Van Gumster. Jason is from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, he is a creative professional, an author and an advocate of open source …

109: How To Sell Your Books in India- Ritesh Kala (Repost)

December 25th, 2017


Ritesh is a former investment banker turned entrepreneur in the book publishing space. He is the Co-Founder of Read Out Loud, a Mumbai based book publishing, marketing and distribution company. Ritesh and I talk about …

108: Revisiting: Entrepreneur, Author Kashyap Deorah

May 12th, 2017


Last year, we published the interview of bestselling author, angel investor and entrepreneur Kashyap Deorah. We re-visit his interview, where he talks about his writing process, marketing and finding a publisher for his …

107: Science Fiction Author, Academic Tony Ballantyne ep92

April 13th, 2017


Tony Ballantyne is the author of Dream London, the Penrose series and the Recursion series. He has also written many short stories. Recursion, his first novel, was published by Tor UK in 2004. He has been nominated for …

106: From an Investment Banker to an Author Shilpa Gupta ep91

April 7th, 2017


In this episode, I talk to Shilpa Gupta about her books Ananya and Double or Quits. A Chemical Engineer from IIT Roorkee and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Shilpa has 13 years work experience in Investment Banking. During …

105: How to Write and Publish 7 Bestselling Books- Paul Brodie

March 1st, 2017


Paul Brodie is a Seven time Amazon bestselling author. He believes believes that books should be inexpensive, straightforward, direct, and not have a …

104: Fiction Writing, Podcasting and Book Marketing with Tim Lewis- ep 89

February 23rd, 2017


In this episode, I interview Tim Lewis, who is an author and the host of the Begin Self Publishing Podcast. We talk about book writing during nanowrimo, book marketing, and social media. You can find the shownotes at

103: How to Use Project Management for your Writing Career: Rachel Amphlett ep 88

February 16th, 2017


Rachel Amplhett is an author originally from the UK but now living in Australia. Her most recent book, Scared to Death, was published in December 2016. In this interview, we talk about Rachel's bookwriting journey, …

102: How to Discover Virtual Freedom: Leigh Martinuzzi ep 87

February 8th, 2017


Leigh Martinuzzi is The Hidden Why Guy. He has published his book Virtual Freedom in January 2017, and we talk about his book writing process and book marketing. You can get a free copy of Leigh's book by visiting the …

101: Publishing Stories with Sweek - Sabine Van Der Plas ep86

February 2nd, 2017


Sweek is an app for publishing, reading, and sharing stories. I came to know about Sweek through Instagram, and thought of reaching out to them. Sabine Van Der Plas, Sweek's Marketing Manager and Co-Founder, tells us …

100: How to Publish Your Books Through PublishDrive: Kinga Jentetics ep85

January 26th, 2017


Kinga Jentetics is the Co-Founder of PublishDrive. In this interview, she tells us about the story behind the founding of her company, and gives an overview of the startup: from the bookstores that they serve, to …

99: How to use Agile and Scrum for Writing Books: Lancer Kind, ep 84

January 19th, 2017


Lancer Kind is an author form the United States and for the last seven years he has delivered consulting services in China as well as the USA, and …

98: The Anniversary Episode: MyKitaab Podcast Completes One Year! Ep 83

January 13th, 2017


In this episode ,host and creator of MyKitaab Podcast Amar Vyas reflects on the first year of the show. He talks about the journey so far, the lessons learnt, listener statistics, and what listeners can expect for the …

97: How to Write and Publish Illustrated Children's Books: Brandon Cullum ep 82

January 4th, 2017


Brandon Cullum is a children's book author and illustrator and author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller: "Alfred the Time Traveling Dinosaur." His other …

96: Biography of Bollywood Film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak: Author Gautam Chintamani ep81

December 22nd, 2016


Author, Columnist Gautam Chintamani talks all things Bollywood in this awesome interview. We talk about his interest in movies, the documentaries …

95: NanoWrimo Winners' Episode and How To Pitch to Publishers ep80

December 15th, 2016


In this episode, we have two interviews of Nanowrimo winners: Puja Mohan and Gayatri Gadre, and a session on How to Pitch to Publishers. The latter was conducted by Jayapriya Vasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. This …

94: Double episode: Ruchira Khanna and Mukesh Gupta ep79

November 30th, 2016


In this episode, we bring you two guests- Ruchira Khanna and Mukesh Gupta. Ruchira lives int he United States and she has written a children's book, and now writes fiction. Mukesh is writing his second book, his debut …

93: How to Improve Writing Productivity- Michal Stawicki ep78

November 23rd, 2016


Michal Stawicki published his first book in 2013, and in a little over three years he has published 15 books. I interviewed him for MyKitaab Podcast to learn how he has been able to achieve this goal. Michal's answer …

92: Forensic Scientist and Author Greg Hickey ep77

November 16th, 2016


Greg Hickey is an author, screenwriter, forensic scientist and endurance athlete. His debut novel, Our Dried Voices, was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Science Fiction Book of the Year Award. He is also …

91: Joanna Penn Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur (repost) ep76

November 9th, 2016


We are in the month of November, which is time for Nanowrimo. We are re-posting an interview of Joanna Penn, who is a New York Times Bestselling Author and an Authorpreneur. he wrote and published one of her novels …

90: How to Translate Books from Marathi to English: Vikrant Pande (repost) ep 75

November 3rd, 2016


This episode was originally published in January 2016, and was the first episode of MyKitaab Podcast. I am posting this interview again for a couple of reasons: My wife and I met Vikrant last week in Vadodara, and he …

89: From Receiving Rejections from Agents to Published Author- Sriram Subramanian, ep74

October 26th, 2016


Sriram Subramanian is the author of Rain, which is his debut novel. During his interview, Sriram talks about getting rejections from literary agents, finding a publisher in India, book marketing, and getting reviews on …

88: Award Winning Author, Translator Aruna Chakravarti ep73

October 19th, 2016


Aruna Chakravarti is a well-known academic, creative writer and translator. She is an award winning author, best known for her book Jorasanko. In this interview, we talk about Aruna's journey from a translator to an …

87: Poetry Books on Diabetes : Amanda Jones ep72

October 12th, 2016


Amanda Jones is a healthcare professional and a poet. She has written two poetry books where she conveys the message about diabetes. Her first poetry book, Poems For You & Your Neighbour: Health Disorders …

86: Sharing stories, articles and poems online: Dmitry Selemir of Scriggler ep71

October 5th, 2016


Dmitry Selemir is the Co-Founder of Scriggler, which is defined as “a writing, blogging and debating platform. An informal place to write and read on any subject, in any level of detail. A place to express views and …

85: Publishing Rights and Rights Transfer- Manasi Subramaniam, Harper Collins ep70

September 22nd, 2016


Manasi Subramaniam, Rights editor at Harper Collins India, conducted a master class on publishing rights during Publishing Next 2016. During the …

84: How International Authors Can Translate and Sell Their Books in India- Anna Erishkigal ep 69

September 14th, 2016


Anna Erishkigal is a lawyer turned author from the United States. She has translated many of her books in Hindi (and soon in Kannada) languages. In this interview, we talk about Anna's approach to translation, why she …

83: How Technology is Changing Hindi Book Publishing Market: Alind Maheshwari (Hindi) ep68

September 7th, 2016


Alind Maheshwari is associated with Rajkamal Prakashan, a Hindi language book publisher from New Delhi, India. He talks about the impact of …

82: Publishing Next 2016 and Bestselling Author Savi Sharma ep67

August 31st, 2016


In this episode, we have interviews of Leonard Fernandes, Co-Founder of Cinnamon Teal Publishing and Publishing Next, as well as author Savi Sharma. Leonard talks about the events that are planned for Publishing Next, …

81: How to Manage a Corporate Career and Write Bestselling Books. Mainak Dhar ep66

August 24th, 2016


Mainak Dhar is a Corporate Executive and a Bestselling Author.In this interview, he talks about writing habits, managing work-life balance, bookwriting as a passion versus a career option, productivity, book marketing, …

80: From a Footballer to Monk to Author Of The Rishis Series: Robert Delgado ep65

August 17th, 2016


Robert Delgado was a promising football player from Uruguay, who became a Monk, lived in Argentina, UK and India; and now is the author of The Rishis series of fiction/fantasy books.
Robert and I talk about his …

79: How To Publish e-Books in Indian Languages: Mahendra Sharma, Matrubharti ep64

August 10th, 2016

Today’s interview is with Mahendra Sharma the Co-Founder of Matrubharti, a publisher of e-Books in Indian languages. Matrubharti offers services to authors for publishing ebooks in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati languages …

78: How to Market Your Books in India- Ritesh Kala , Read Out Loud ep63

August 3rd, 2016


Ritesh is a former investment banker turned entrepreneur in the book publishing space. He is the Co-Founder of Read Out Loud, a Mumbai based book publishing, marketing and distribution company. Ritesh and I talk about …

77: New Podcast: NRI Now, Returned to India ep62

July 27th, 2016


In this episode, we bring to you the first chapter of the book NRI:Now, Returned to India, written and narrated by Amar Vyas, the host of MyKitaab Podcast. Our aim is to illustrate that it is possible for authors to …

76: Newscast 14 Bookstore Chain in Mexico Called Gandhi

July 21st, 2016


In this newscast, we have three stories: interview of Kanishka Gupta from Writers Side Literary Agency in The Hans India; article on Savi Sharma, Author of Everyone has a Story, in Femina; and finally, a chain of …

75: How to Write and Publish an Indie Fantasy Series: Garrett Robinson ep 61

July 20th, 2016


Garrett is an author, filmmaker and podcaster. He has authored 12 books till date, including the Nightblade and The Academy Journal Series. His latest book The Firemage's Vengeance: A Book of Underrealm (The Academy …

74: Flooding at National Library destroys books Newscast 13

July 14th, 2016


In this episode of the news and analysis cast (Newscast13), we have four news stories related to books and publishing in India. a. Water leakage …

73: Interview of Marketer, Blogger Author of The Underage CEO Ganesh V ep60

July 13th, 2016


Ganesh V is the Author of the book The Underage CEOs, which traces the stories of 11 entrepreneurs from small towns and Tier II cities of India. Ganesh is an engineer who worked in the area of marketing communication, …

72: News on Book Publishing in India- Newscast 12

July 7th, 2016


In this episode, we talk about Milkha Singh's initiative to launch 700 libraries for underprivileged children in India; IPO for S. Chand Publishing; Hand crafted Books in India; Press release on Jesse Karjalainen's …

71: How to Publish eBooks in India Through Dailyhunt: N Ravanan, Vice President -ebooks ep59

July 6th, 2016


Ravanan Natarajan is Vice President - Dailyhunt eBooks and exam prep. In this podcast interview, Ravanan talks about the story behind Dailyhunt, the …

70: The Joy of English and English Masala- Jesse Karjalainen ep58

June 30th, 2016


We talk with Jesse who is a Swedish born Author , has Finnish Parents, grew up in Australia and now lives in England. Jesse has published five books on the English language, ranging from English Grammar to the origin of …

69: News on Book Publishing in India - Newscast11

June 28th, 2016


In this episode, we cover six news stories related to book publishing in India: nearly US 1 million dollar investment in Pratilipi led by Nexus …

68: News on Book Publishing in India - Newscast10

June 22nd, 2016


In this episode of Newscast we talk about two updates for MyKitaab Podcast; and Four news stories. MyKitaab Podcast will be the podcasting partner of Publishing Next Conference, to be held in Mid-September. Host Amar …

67: Vivek Kaul Journalist, Author of Easy Money Trilogy ep57

June 21st, 2016


Vivek is a writer and prior to that he has worked at senior positions with the Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and The Economic Times, in the past. He is the author of the Easy Money Trilogy. His writing has also …

66: Audiobook and Ebook Markets in India: Newscast 9

June 15th, 2016


In this newscast, we talk about market for audiobooks in India, Ebook Reading Habits, Seed investment in Matrubharti and Chennai Book Fair. You can find the shownotes at

#books #publishing …

65: Author of Bestselling Science Fiction and Military Fiction Books: Chris Kennedy ep56

June 14th, 2016


Chris Kennedy is the bestselling author of Science Fiction and Military Fiction Books. Chris is a former Navy pilot, a school principal, and he is a …

64: Weekly News and Analysis Cast-8

June 8th, 2016


In this newscast, dated June 8, 2016; we talk about Four news stories related to Book Publishing in India, and also pricing of ebooks on Kobo India store. The news stories include: a. Children's books in India and …

63: Sharath Komarraju Prolific Hybrid Author ep55

June 7th, 2016


In this podcast interview, author Sharath Komarraju and I talk about planning for a full time career as an author, writing process, developing a …

62: Weekly News and Analysis Cast-7

June 1st, 2016


In this newscast, we cover 4 news stories and talk briefly about book distribution through Paytm and Snapdeal. In the news stories, we talk about "Google Tax " on online advertising, press release on a book published …

61: Shrabani Basu Journalist, Bestselling Author ep 54

May 31st, 2016


Shrabani Basu is a journalist and the author of books on historical characters including Victoria and Abdul, The Spy Princess and For King and …

60: Weekly News and Analysis Cast-6

May 25th, 2016


In this edition, we talk about poor research and writing by professionals in book publishing, bestselling books on Dailyhunt, and India's Geospatial Bill and what it means for Fiction/ Fantasy writers.

Shownotes and …

59: SEO Expert, Kindlepreneur Dave Chesson ep53

May 24th, 2016


In this high energy interview, I talk to Dave Chesson, the creator of Kindlepreneur. Dave is a husband, a father, a nuclear engineer, a Navy man and an entrpreneur. He is also a SEO expert and runs the site …

58: Weekly News and Analysis- Newscast 5

May 18th, 2016


This week we talk about the legacy left behind by authors- views expressed by authors in the Chennai writing community on the 15th Death Anniversary of Author R K Narayan.

57: Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Bestselling Author Kashyap Deorah ep52

May 17th, 2016


Kashyap Deorah is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and a bestselling author of the book "The Golden Tap"; which deals with the much hyped world …

56: Newscast 4

May 11th, 2016


In this newscast, we review the sites that cover the news related to book publishing in India: All About Book Publishing, booksy,in,,, Publishers Weekly. Amar Vyas also gives an update on …

55: Sunil Gandhi Author, Entrepreneur, Consultant ep51

May 10th, 2016


In this episode, Sunil Gandhi, multi-published author and consultant talks about his entry into the world of bookwriting through his debut novel in …

54: Newscast 3

May 4th, 2016


In this episode, we cover three news stories from the world of book publishing in India. In the first story, I talk about how NOT to price your ebooks on Amazon in India. Rather, I talk about the discounting game played …

53: Celebrating Episode Number 50 of MyKitaab Podcast!

May 3rd, 2016


We celebrate Episode Number 50 of the MyKitaab Podcast with a big Thank You to all the listeners and the supporters. This episode is different in …

52: How To Market Your Book: Karan Bajaj Bestselling Author Part II ep49

April 28th, 2016


In this Part II of interview with Karan Bajaj, we talk about how Karan found a literary agent, his publishing deals, and the marketing plan for his upcoming book The Yoga of Max's Life.

Check out the shownotes at

51: News on Book Publishing in India: Cast 2

April 27th, 2016


In this podcast episode, Amar talks about three news stories- release of Juggernaut book app, bestseller by author Savi Sharma, and Amazon Crossing's expansion of its books translations program.

Announcements; May 3rd …

50: How To Market Your Book. Karan Bajaj, Part I ep48

April 26th, 2016


This is part I of the interview with Karan Bajaj, who is a bestselling author, a marketing professional and as he puts it- an aspiring Yogi. We discuss Karan's bookwriting journey, his experiences with traditional …

49: Custom Publishing in India: Saanjay Sethi, Part II ep47

April 21st, 2016


In this part II of the interview with Saanjay Sethi, Co-Founder and CEO of Matrix Publishing Group, we talk about Guestwriting, Translations of Books, books in Regional languages of India, Coffee Table Books, and Custom …

48: News And Analysis Cast- I

April 20th, 2016


Starting this week, we will introduce a new feature in the MyKitaab Podcast. Every Wednesday, I will cover three news stories that are related to book publishing in India, and will also try and provide some analysis and …

47: Coffee Table Books in India: Saanjay Sethi, Matrix Publishing Group Part I ep46

April 19th, 2016


In this episode of the MyKitaab Podcast, Saanjay Sethi, Founder of Matrix Publishing Group, talks about his career in publishing and media, the story …

46: Publish a Million Words in 2 Years: Sommer Nectarhoff - Part II ep45

April 14th, 2016


Sommer Nectarhoff Sommer writes atleast 8,000 words per day and he has published 1.5 Million words before the age of 24. He is an author originally …

45: How to Publish 1 Million Words in Less than 2 Years- Sommer Nectarhoff ep44

April 13th, 2016


Sommer Nectarhoff writes atleast 8,000 words per day and that might explain why he has been able to publish 1.5 Million words and nearly 20 books before the age of 24. He is an author from Chicago, who currently lives …

44: From Bacnrupcy to Life Coach, Speaker, Author. AVIS Viswanathan, ep43

April 12th, 2016


AVIS Viswanathan, 48, is a Life Coach, an Inspired Speaker, Happiness Curator, Author and organizational transformation consultant who leads change …

43: Halt Station India: Story of India's First Railway Line by Author Rajendra Aklekar ep42

April 7th, 2016


Rajendra Aklekar is a former journalist who is the author of Halt Station India, which is the narrative of the first railway line in India. Rajendra narrates love for trains since his childhood days, how he researched …

42: The Power of Vedic Maths: Author Atul Gupta ep41

April 5th, 2016


This is the third podcast in the theme for this week: authors who have written a book on the subjects that they are passionate about. Atul is an …

41: Entrepreneur, Author of Books on Accountancy Anurag Singhal ep40

April 4th, 2016


Anurag is a Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is the author of two books: Auditing Mantras and Accounting for People Who Think They Hate Accounting. Anurag worked …

40: Indian Literary Agent : Urmila Dasgupta,Purple Folio Literary Agency ep39

March 31st, 2016


Urmila Dasgupta is the founder of Purple Folio Literary Agency. Urmila began her career in book publishing industry and was an editor with some of …

39: Blogger, Bestselling Self-Published Author Rasana Atreya ep38

March 31st, 2016


Rasana Atreya is the author of Tell A Thousand Lies which was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK’s Glam magazine calls this novel one of their five favourite tales from India (June 2014). Her …

38: Writing Mystery Books and Managing Startups. PR Ganapathy 'Guns' ep37

March 29th, 2016


PR Ganapathy  "Guns" is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and has authored to books in the thriller genre: The Anza Deception and The Sympathy Wave. In this podcast episode, he talks about bookwriting, his experiences with …

37: How to Write Bestselling Fantasy Novels: Christopher Doyle Part II ep36

March 24th, 2016


Christopher Doyle is a Management Consultant and the author of Two Bestselling Books. The Mahabharat Quest was his debut novel, which was followed by …

36: How to Write Fantasy Books: Christopher Doyle Part I ep35

March 23rd, 2016


Christopher Doyle is a Management Consultant and the author of Two Bestselling Books: The Mahabharat Quest and The Mahabharat Secret: Alexander's …

35: The Making of India: Indian Economy Talk with Akhilesh Tilotia ep34

March 22nd, 2016


Akhilesh leads thematic research for KIE and co-authors market strategy reports. His first book, ‘The Making of India – Game Changing Transitions’ chronicles the journey of India's demographic dividend through varied …

34: Tamil Language Book Publishing: K Satyanarayan Part II ep33

March 18th, 2016


In this episode, Satya and I talk about the challenges faced by ebooks in regional languages, reading habits among scholchildren. Shownotes are …

33: How To Publish Books in Tamil Language: K Satyanarayan Part- I ep32

March 17th, 2016


K Satyanarayanan or Satya is the co-Founder of New Horizon Media, a publisher in the Tamil language book market. Satya is an alumnus of IIT Madras and Cornell University in the US. He and his co-founder Badri started …

32: Publishing Books in Hindi at a Publishing House: Meera Johri Part II ep31

March 16th, 2016


Meera Johri is an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a partner at Rajpal & Sons.   In Part II of the discussion …

31: Market for Hindi Book Publishing: Publisher Meera Johri Part I ep30

March 15th, 2016


Meera Johri is an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a partner at Rajpal & Sons. In part I of our discussion, we …

30: Marketplace for Authors for Book Publishing: Bibliocrunch ep29

March 10th, 2016


Miral Sattar is the CEO and founder of BiblioCrunch, a market place which connects authors with the curated and trusted book publishing professionals they need to publish a high-quality book. BiblioCrunch was also …

29: Self Publishing with Kobo: Mark LeFebvre ep28

March 9th, 2016


Mark Lefebvre is the Director of Self Publishing & Author Relations at Kobo since 2011. He started his career as a technologist during the day …

28: Joanna Penn Bestselling Author, Professional Speaker,Coach, Entrepreneur ep27

March 8th, 2016


Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Professional Speaker, Coach & Entrepreneur. She was voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013. She is currently based out …

27: Calibre: eBook Management and Conversion - Kovid Goyal, ep26

March 6th, 2016


Kovid is the creator of Calibre, an ebook management and conversion program. He has a Ph.D from California Institute of Technology and has worked on …

26: Naveen Valsakumar, Co-Founder of NotionPress ep25

March 3rd, 2016


Naveen Valsakumar is a former technologist who co-founded Notionpress with his friends in 2012 with a INR 3,000 investment ($50). In four years, the …

25: Entrepreneur in Book Publishing: Leonard Fernandes, Cinnamon Teal ep24

March 2nd, 2016


Leonard Fernandes is a former IT professional who co-founded Cinnamon Teal Publishing with his wife Queenie in 2007. He can be described as a "parallel entrepreneur", with four different ventures included Dog Eared …

24: Print on Demand and Self Publishing in India: Jaya Jha, Pothi ep23

March 1st, 2016


Jaya Jha is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow. She is the co-founder of, a self-publishing platform. She is an ex-googler and has two other ventures- Instascribe (for ebooks) and Summary Town (summaries …

23: Writing In Multiple Book Genres : Dr. V Raghunathan, Author, CEO ep22

February 25th, 2016


V Raghunathan is an academician turned banker who is currently the CEO of a non profit .He dons the hat of a columnist and is an author of 14 …

22: Day To Day Economics: Satish Deodhar, Bestselling Author and Academic ep21

February 24th, 2016


Dr. Satish Deodhar is the Author of two bestselling books - “Day To Day Economics” and “Why Am I Paying More?” His books are a lighthearted read, but by no means they are light reading: Dr. Deodhar has explained complex …

21: Changing Careers for Mid-Career Professionals: Rajeshwari Victor, ep20

February 23rd, 2016


Rajeshwari Victor is a faculty at XLRI in Jamshedpur and author of the book “My Life, My Choice: Midlife Career Choices.” She is an alumnae of the …

20: Vidyanand Vartak and Bolti Pustake Project: Ep 7

February 19th, 2016


Vidyanand Vartak is a software engineer who lives in the UK. He is the originator behind Bolti Pustake. This is a volunteer driven project under …

19: Tamil Actor Rajinikanth in Management Books: P C Balasubramanian, Bestselling Author ep19

February 18th, 2016


PC Balasubramanian (Bala) is an entrepreneur and a bestselling author. His first two books  have a very interesting theme: Tamil movie icon Rajinikanth. Rajinis Punchatanra and Grand Brand Rajini are essentially …

18: Managing Career and Home: Apurva Purohit Author of Lady, You're Not a Man ep18

February 17th, 2016


Apurva Purohit is the author of the national best - selling book on successfully managing the merge between home and work “Lady, You’re not a Man” – …

17: Kiruba Shankar, Entrepreneur, Author, Social Media Expert ep17

February 16th, 2016


Kiruba Shankar is a Social Media consultant, Professor, Organic Farmer and Author. He has varied interests including photography (over 7,000 photos …

16: Kiran Manral, Author of All Aboard and Karmic Kids ep16

February 11th, 2016


Kiran Manral is a former journalist turned author of four books, including All Aboard and Once Upon a Crush. Her fifth book, The Face at The Window, will be released in February 2016. We talk about her journey as an …

15: How to Write Romantic Comedies. Rich Amooi ep15

February 10th, 2016


Rich Amooi is the author of Romantic comedies. He has published five books , including Dog Day Wedding, Five Minutes later and Mr. Crotchety.  His latest book, an Eclair to Remember, was released in January 2016 and has …

14: NRI Fiction and the Desi Girl Series. Aditi Chopra, ep14

February 9th, 2016


Aditi Chopra is a former technologist turned author, who has published about 20 books in both fiction and nonfiction genre. She describes herself as …

13: Ben Wurth, Founder of Story Sharing Site Upliterate ep13

February 5th, 2016


In this podcast interview, Ben Wurth talks about how he started Upliterate. We also  the future plans for Upliterate and what Genres they will focus on. Upliterate was one of the sponsors of Nanowrimo 2015, something …

12: How to Create a Marketing Plan for Book Launch: Tom Morkes ep. 12

February 3rd, 2016


Tom Morkes is an author, entrepreneur, podcaster and founder of Insurgent Publishing. Tom and I talk about his journey into the world of publishing, writing, self publishing and book marketing. You can find the …

11: How to Publish Your Book By Crowdfunding: Inkshares ep11

February 2nd, 2016


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. Jeremy and I talk …

10: Self Publishing With Smashwords: Mark Coker, ep10

February 1st, 2016


Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, an ebook distributor, tells his views on authors going exclusive with online retailers, particularly amazon. …

9: How to Write, Edit and Market Books. A C Fuller ep09

January 28th, 2016


A C Fuller is an Author, Podcaster, Wirting Teacher and Speaker. His first book  The Anonmous Source was released in June 2015. He is also the host …

8: How Bhaavna Arora Became a Bestselling Author ep08

January 27th, 2016


Bhaavna Arora is the bestselling author of the Deliberate Sinner. We talk about movies, her deep love and respect for the Army, insisting on getting the same editor and publicist as Shobha De, and finally, how she got a …

7: How To Self Publish Your Book: Kavita Kapoor, Ep 06

January 21st, 2016


Kavita Kapoor is an entrepreneur and an author. We talk about How to self publish a book, design a cover for a book in Microsoft word and how to get ISBN.

Kavita's journey has taken her to London 2012, a stint in …

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

January 19th, 2016


Rachna Singh tells how to write a book while commuting (like Mark Dawson); surviving breast cancer. She also talks about her books Dating, Diapers and Denial and Nuptial Knots. Rachna is a humor author who covers topics …

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

January 19th, 2016


How journalist Anuj Dhar researched the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. We talk about his books on Netaji Bose including What Happened to Netaji? and India's Best Kept Secret.

Anuj Dhar is a former …

4: Self Publishing with Reedsy: Ricardo Fayet ep03

January 14th, 2016


Ricardo Fayet Co-Founded Reedsy, a Marketplace of editors and cover designers for books, providing book marketing services and agent assisted publishing.

Ricardo takes us from the time Reedsy was founded to the new …

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

January 14th, 2016


Vikrant Pande on How to Translate Books to Indian Languages; books from Marathi to English; and his Books that are made into films like Bajirao Mastani.

Vikrant and I discuss about his experiences as a translator, what …

2: Publishing Market in India : Vivek Mehra, SAGE India ep02

January 14th, 2016


Vivek Mehra is the MD and CEO of SAGE India. He tells How traditional publishers select books for publishing; what is market for book publishing in India. Vivek provides insights into the Indian publishing industry - at …

1: Introduction to MyKitaab Podcast by Amar Vyas ep0

January 12th, 2016


Amar Vyas, the Co-Founder of Kamakshi Media and the host of the Mykitaab Podcast, introduces us to the podcast on Book Publishing. This podcast aims to inform authors how to publish their books. In this introduction …

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