Off To A Good Start!

I am delighted that the invitation to the launch of my second thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13” has been released by Reliance TimeOut. The Guests of Honour will be Mr. & Mrs. Unnikrishnan, parents of the late Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Ashoka Chakra. This will be on December 1, 2012 at Reliance TimeOut @Mantri Square.

In the meanwhile, as is the norm these days, on line sales are on, pardon the pun! It was very gratifying to see that LFS13 ranks #1 among the “New Releases” in Amegabooks, where it is still available for a very reasonable Rs. 98/- Really, at that price, it is a steal!



Invitation for Book Launch

Interview with Alex Shaw

It ‘s very interesting to see how authors plan and execute their work. There is no prescribed rules for success. You do what works best for you. This clearly emerges from author interviews. Recently I featured  in one with Reshmy Pillai over at ” The Tales Pensieve.”  

In the meanwhile, I wanted to interview authors myself, especially those like me, who write thrillers. The first writer to accept my invitation to be interviewed on this blog was Alex Shaw.  Thanks so much, Alex, for sharing your views with me.

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See You At The Book Launch on December 1

As the days whiz past, there is so much that needs to be done. Preparing for a book launch is exciting but demanding at the same time. You need to pay attention to so many details. I am delighted that the day is coming up fast. On December 1, my second thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13” will be released at Reliance TimeOut @ Mantri Square, one of Bangalore’s snazzy malls at 6.00 p.m. Continue reading “See You At The Book Launch on December 1”

The flux of time: An Author’s Challenge

When as an author you write a story, you place events in a particular time frame. It is difficult, if not impossible for you to predict all that will happen in the future. Let me explain with an example to make my point clear. In my latest thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13” a terrorist group orchestrates attacks in Goa and Bangalore in India in January and September 2010 respectively. It is a work of fiction and you and I know the attacks as described in the book, did not take place. Continue reading “The flux of time: An Author’s Challenge”

The pre-order trend

These days you would have noticed a trend. Many articles, including books, are available on pre-order. This is a great way to build up publicity for your book. As the name suggests, this means you pay for and book a book in this case ( pardon the pun) before it is released. Usually pre-orders give you the advantage of a very attractive price, which makes it all the more beneficial for you the buyer. Continue reading “The pre-order trend”

Pre-order “Lucky For Some, 13”

Yes, “Lucky For Some,13” my second soon to be published thriller is now available on pre-order basis, for delivery within India.  It is fast paced and is about a terrorist attack in Bangalore in September 2010. The price is most attractive, so grab copies for your self, your family and your friends from Amegabooks.  Continue reading “Pre-order “Lucky For Some, 13””

5 Tips For A Great Book Launch

Does this sound like the title of a best-selling book on how to make your book launch a terrific success? I just thought of this title as I get down to plan for the launch of my next book, a thriller once again, called, “Lucky For Some, 13.”  What better way to think of all that you have to do to make the launch a great success than to write about it? Continue reading “5 Tips For A Great Book Launch”