Being a Part Of An Ebook Carnival #BlogchatterEbook

I take on the baton of Blogchatter Ebook Carnival from Gayatri whose Ebook " Off Beats" is also a part of the mix.

About Gayatri's Ebook 

This book offers insights into how author through her own life drew a learning to travel and explore more. Her experiences helped us elevate her own living style. She hopes this book will inspire you to travel, as an individual as well as a couple, family since there is rarely a better way to learn more about the world and the wonderful creations of nature including the most intriguing ones – people.

“Do you wish to be a published author? Harbor a dream to build a legacy that lasts beyond you?”
These were the lines that grabbed my attention sometime in March 2017 when the BlogChatter Writing Festival started off. It was a writing festival with monthly themes, where bloggers connected and collaborated with one another on learning about the various facets of a writer’s life. We got to know many first-hand experiences about the publishing industry from various Indian Authors on board for the campaign. We practiced exhaustive ways to ace writing by participating in the #AToZChallenge which needed us to choose a theme and write every weekday throughout the month of April. Some of us could complete the challenge while some of us opted out midway, myself included. But May brought us another round of excitement as we compiled our blog posts to an ebook for The BlogChatter Ebook Carnival.

“And at Blogchatter, 2017 is our year to discover new dreams. Sell a few as well.” – Again a line that inspired me through the process of compiling my blogposts.

Creating a book is tough. To go through the entire process of arranging the write-ups, editing, making corrections, formatting, adding the contents, designing the cover page all by oneself by watching online tutorials, following the steps in wikihow, and seeking help from friends, is tough. It was a truly a revealing experience. I indeed got a view of what the real time book publishing would look like. I could gauge the magnitude of effort, time and dedication it would take. The trickiest part is promoting and marketing the book- which I seem to terribly lack in. A writer’s life needs huge commitment and a stubborn to-do spirit.

My ebook 'Kolors Of Korea' is available for downloads FREE here for a limited period of time. It is a compilation of Korean Drama and sitcoms reviews and trivia about the myths and legends in Korean culture. Do read and share your views.

The EbookCarnival was a very good learning experience for me. I joined the #blogchatter weekly Twitter chat on the day the carnival was announced. It was an amazing experience connecting with like-minded #bloggers! The giddy feeling, the excitement of making it for the carnival, the buzz in social media, the palpable frenzy and all the congratulatory messages- it was a miniature heaven. It has helped boost my confidence and commit myself to my writing goals more than ever.

I pass on the Baton of Blogchatter Ebook Carnival to Mayuri whose Ebook "26 Favourite Foods and A Little Bit of Me" is also a part of the mix.

About Mayuri's Ebook

There is no sincerer love than the love of food, said George Bernard Shaw and I couldn’t agree more! Food is a nourisher, food is a celebration and food is a memory that connects us to people and to our past. Everybody has a list of food they love and so do I. Come along with me as I share my 26 Favourite Foods and A Little Bit of Me, and attempt to recreate the flavours my palate has tasted, through my words for you, as I walk you down memory lane sharing my moments associated with each.


Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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