Do you have a flair for writing?
Do you have an author within you?
Do you want to tell stories which you think people will love to read and hear?
Are you willing to pen down a book?
If answer to any of these question is “Yes” then this article is for you.
It is tough to write something. It is tougher to write something in a way that other people enjoy reading it! However, an author’s quest doesn’t end with writing a quality manuscript!
The quest to search for a publisher and convince him/her that you have a story to tell which is worth publishing!
During most of the author interviews, we’ve found that most of the authors found it very difficult to find a publisher for their debut book. And it is an open secret. How many times you’ve heard the stories that J. K. Rowling’s famous “Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone” is rejected by many publishers?
Even Amish Tripathi had trouble finding a publisher for his debut book, Immortals of Meluha and he has to go self publishing way!
Same happened to a number of authors (or rather we say, the majority of the authors).
Of course, the publishers are not to be blamed.
They receive literally hundreds of book manuscripts to read/edit and publish. And practically it is impossible to look into the draft of each of them. And, they are running a business, so unless they see a potential and profit in the work, why would they take a risk?
It gave rise to self publishing! In India, there are many publishers offer self-publishing of the book with a paid package. They provide many services based on the package you buy.
Today I would like to talk about “Pen To Publish” program/offer by Amazon India.
The program/offer “Pen To Publish – 2018” will continue from 10th November 2018 to 9th February 2019. And there are Cash Prizes To Win worth more than Rs. 15 Lakh!
The rules are simple and easy:
- Your work must be original and unpublished.
- You can write short stories, poems or novels.
- You can write in English, Hindi or Tamil.
- You need to publish the work on KDP (Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing) between 10th November 2018 to 9th February 2019
- When add your work to KDP, don’t forget to add “pentopublish2018” in the keywords metadata field.
I will suggest you to read all the details and Terms at Amazon. Here is the quick link:
In Addition you can visit the following links for more details:
Definitely an opportunity not to be missed if you are good at writing. May be you can win the cash prizes and your book can be the next bestseller :).
All The Best!
Very nice & important information.
Glad that you like it and thanks for the words of appreciation.