A Reader’s Manifesto

Keerthik Sasidharan

We may still live for the rustle of the pages

JK Rowling: The Colour of Murder

Evil and redemption take centrestage as JK Rowling in the guise of Robert Galbraith returns for her fourth Cormoran Strike novel

Browsing and Buying in New York

From the connoisseur to the casual visitor, everyone is welcome

The Price of Authorpreneurship

When publishing muffles authors, stifles creativity and makes the market king. A publisher’s dissenting note

Chiki Sarkar: Pageless Wonder

She is determined to democratise reading and to put it into the hands of millions

Turning a new page

It’s transition time in Indian publishing families as a new generation faces a difficult market with daring ideas

One Mistake of My Life

During a stint at a publishing firm, the author shared the dubious distinction of rejecting what has since become India’s biggest publishing sensation. Paperback copies, lining shelves of bookstores, still seem to mock her judgement.

Confessions of a Literary Agent

“Aspiring writers can be megalomaniacs. A published book is a trophy in their hands, yet another achievement on their biodata.”

Writer Blocked

The thrill of having a well-known publisher stamp its name on the spine of your debut novel doesn’t last too long, says Gouri Dange. Bruised and hurt by the publisher’s constant neglect for being an ‘unknown writer’, she decided to go it alone and self-publish her second novel.


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