Answer: At the age of 16 I read three books and I had recently passed out from class 10 at that time and I had a little time on my hand, that is the reason why I wrote a book. After writing a book i.e. my first book “ In the name of Love” it had so many grammatical and punctuation errors. So after publishing the book at the age of 16 I got to know that my friends used to talk behind my back, mock me, and that led me to finding my ways into writing, editing and publishing. After this bitter experience at the age of 18 to 19 I prepared myself for being a book editor, I took various courses and worked as an freelancer editor. At the age of 19 after gaining the required experience I finally started my own publishing house. So it was the criticism faced at the young age of 16 which led to choose this domain, the best part of this choosing this domain is that creating art is not a sign of survival but conquering the life, and we as human beings have the sense in ous that we have to leave something behind and I believe that with writing and editing we get the feeling of being immortal and that is why I was attracted to this field.
Q2. You are a founder at EnGame Publishing House. What kind of services do you provide at your Publishing House?
Answer: Yes I am the founder of Indian Publish House and the service we provide ranges from mentoring, we mentor new budding authors to help them become best selling authors, we provide proof reading, editing, marketing, publishing services with press releases and now we are also launching our own magazine. The company is also into helping new content creators in deciding what they have to post on various social media websites.
Q3. What exactly is Manuscript in Novel world and what is the importance of Manuscript for you as an Editor and Publisher?
Answer: As a writer once you complete the writing of the book that is known as manuscript. Manuscript can be called that version of the book that can be edited, proofread before submitting for further editing. Manuscript is important for a publisher as well as the author because having a look at the manuscript the publisher then will decide if the book will be published or not. The manuscript is useful to the editor in such a way that the basis of editing starts with the manuscript which then is brought to the pre-publishing stage where the book is then ready to publish.
Q4. Multiple type of Publishing are running nowadays. Which one is best for a new Author to start his career in Writing World?
Answer: Yes as you already know that there are various types of publishing options available to you, which can be Traditional, Self publishing and third is Hybrid publishing. If you have an idea but you are looking to invest in the book then Tradition publishing is the best. Whereas, when you are ready to invest the time and energy required in making the book then you can go for Self publishing. Hybrid publishing is a combination of Traditional and Self publishing which is new in India. Nowadays various self published authors often become traditional publishers after their book becomes a massive hit. So as per my suggestion if you are a new author you should opt for self publishing.
Q5. Ebooks are growing rapidly comparing to Hardcopy which is not good for Physical stores. What do you say about this change? Which one is good for new Authors to start journey?
Answer: Yes Ebooks are definitely growing rapidly but what I believe is that this change should be adapted by the masses because when you are reading something dynamic like stock market, crypto market or your instagram, facebook or something that is on a constant change then Ebooks fit in right. Ebooks are perfect in the scenarios where you know the content which iting ill be changing in a year or two then probably you can use Ebooks. If you think that the content which you are writing will not change for years together then going for a hard copy is best.
Q6. What kind of problems have you faced maximum in your Book Editing work and which one is your favorite category for Book Editing??
Answer: The maximum amount of problems I have personally faced in editing is that the client or the new writer have not spelled checked their content before submitting the manuscript. This becomes a huge problem where I have to focus on the spelling, as well as on the sentence and also on the structure and most of the times the new writers narrate their stories to their friends and family who are very supportive and also they don’t recognise the pot holes. When these mistakes are pointed out the writer tends to defend and cross question me. I do enjoy editing mythology fiction books.
Q7. People are coming in writing domain in a large way now days due to Self-Publishing Platform? Is it harmful for actual talent?
Answer: Writing has now become a shortcut way of creating a personal brand via self publishing platforms, it takes years to publish content through the traditional method. I think self publishing is not harming the actual talent whereas it is helping the talent to get recognised. The story of Amish Tripathy, he is a mythology fiction writer and he started his journey by self publishing his book through this he created a new niche for himself and with this he not only became viral but also various traditional publishers then offered him money to get his book published with them. So I think it has helped the talents because the reader being the audience can actually recognise the actual talent and promote it.
Q8. What skills would you recommend for new Authors to grow their career?
Answer: My suggestion to every author would be to read at least 100 books before writing one of different genres and these 100 books should belong to various other genres like 5% of the books should be of finance management, 10% should be from historical fiction and you should also be flexible to the changes in your career because many a times what happens is of writer’s block you are stuck reading these different types of books helps then jumping through new ideas. These are the skills and tips I would like to give to the new authors to help them grow.
Q9. Tell us about one of the moments which changed your perspective towards life?
Answer: The moment which changed my perspective towards life was after reading “5 People Who Meet in Heaven”. The boom starts on a different note that the narrator, which is interesting, starts with informing us that the character named Eddie is going to die in the next hours, 4 hours henceforth. So I think after reading the book I released that we are all going to be leaving this planet one day then I felt that if I really want to make a difference, stay immortal that won’t be through my body but by my work. That realization that one day everybody and everything will be no more this gave me sense of the importance of time and once I started valuing my time my life changed drastically.