December 10, 2015

My interview with author Puja Guha

Puja Guha is the author of two novels, Ahriman, the Spirit of Destruction, an international espionage, and The Confluence, an Indian family drama. She has lived in Kuwait, Canada, France, the U.S. and U.K. After meeting her at a writers’ conference, she agreed to answer a few questions about her writing career.   Q: You got the idea for your first novel while participating in the National Novel Writing Month. How did that event help convince you that you could write fiction? P.G.: I started to write with a limited idea. I hadn’t figured out how the book would end, or how much of the story would progress. When I started to write it though, everything just flowed. Pieces of […]
June 27, 2012

Judging Books by their Readers

That’s (almost) the title of an interesting article in the June 24 Wall Street Journal. For those who don’t subscribe to the Journal, I’ll summarize: It’s always interesting to watch Seth Godin navigate marketing’s bleeding edge. For more than a decade Godin has cut through the fog and told us how to navigate with books like ‘Permission Marketing’ (1999) ‘Tribes,’ (2008) and ‘Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable’ (2009). Lately, Godin has been experimenting in the world of self-publishing. Two years ago he partnered with Amazon to create an imprint called the Domino Project which eventually published a dozen titles including one of his own. Disappointed by the results, he’s now returned to his long-time publisher but with […]