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सवर्ण आरक्षण: प्रतिभा हनन का एक और कुत्सित प्रयास

मूलतः मैं किसी भी प्रकार के आरक्षण के विरोध में हूँ लेकिन मंडल आयोग के दौरान हुए आत्मदाह और राजनीति के बाद मैंने अपना विरोधी तेवर थोड़ा लचीला किया और इस बात को समर्थन दिया कि: १. या तो १००% आरक्षण को सभी जातियों में उनके प्रतिशत के आधार पर बांट दिया जाए। २. बिना … Continue reading सवर्ण आरक्षण: प्रतिभा हनन का एक और कुत्सित प्रयास

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The basics of author branding

Does the idea of “author branding” make you groan, or is it just me? “Branding” sounds like something evil corporate titans do to make people buy gross, unethical products. It doesn’t seem like the purview of writers. And that’s true…as long as you never intend to sell what you write. Being an author, on the other … Continue reading The basics of author branding

Perfect timing for publishing a book

Just because a book is finished doesn’t mean the timing is right. Your publication date is important. There are certain months that would be perfect for your book and make your pitch to retailers and media outlets easier, and some months you should avoid altogether. Below are some tips to help make sure your book … Continue reading Perfect timing for publishing a book

How to write a good description for your book?

Want to capture readers? No matter what genre your book falls into, nothing beats an intriguing book description that leaves a reader wanting more. A good book description is detailed, descriptive copy that is suited for public display, used for your book marketing, book discovery, and for sales purposes. It helps potential buyers find and … Continue reading How to write a good description for your book?

Why do publishers/literary agents turn down a manuscript?

By Sandra O'Donnell via quora After reading thousands of queries, here are the most common reasons we don’t move forward after reading your query: We do not represent your genre. The query is poorly written or dead boring. The premise doesn’t grab us or hold our interest. The word count is too low or too … Continue reading Why do publishers/literary agents turn down a manuscript?