‘Yours is a midlist book’: Why writers never want to hear their publishers say this (External Resource)

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/scroll_in/~3/D1kt-xJU4SA/yours-is-a-midlist-book-why-writers-never-want-to-hear-their-publishers-say-this My Comment: Publishing a book has become very easy thanks to self-publishing, but what’s the point if nobody reads it. Traditional publishers have an advantage in selling books because of their access to media and resources, but some self-published authors like Amish Tripathi have shown it can be done. It seems the day is …

In RE: #AADHAR in #FinanceBill

The parliament is debating #FinanceBill, in which it has been proposed that the #AADHAR will be made mandatory for filing IT returns from July 1, 2017 onwards. Not only this Pan Card will also become void if it is not linked to AADHAR. This bill is obviously against the Supreme Court judgment, in which it …

Tata Saga: How Ironical!

These days there is lots of news about Tatas. The board of directors of Tata Sons have “replaced” its chairman Cyrus Mistry with Ratan Tata. Lots of lawyers and other representatives of Tatas are giving interviews to news channels. On the other hand, Cyrus Mistry is silent. The lawyers on Tata side say since it …

The Great Train Robbery: Rs 5.78 crore stolen from consignment of Rs 342 crore on the way to Chennai – The New Indian Express

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/The-Great-Train-Robbery-Rs-5.78-crore-stolen-from-consignment-of-Rs-342-crore-on-the-way-to-Chennai/2016/08/09/article3571267.ece My Comment: This train robbery was completely avoidable but only if the authorities had applied little common sense. The notes which have been looted were soiled ones. They were either in the possession of the Banks concerned or the RBI. In any case, these notes would have been destroyed and the new currency notes …

Mamata roots for physical books at book fair inaugural (External Resource)

Mamata roots for physical books at book fair inaugural http://news.webindia123.com/news/articles/India/20160125/2778667.html Expressing her preference for physical books, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said they can never be replaced by e-books . — gReader My Comments I like e-books and am confident that they will disrupt hard and soft covers forever. The only issue …

Who Wants the Library of Pornography!

Well…the answer is obvious. Almost everybody wants it, for it is too titilating. And indeed such a library should become very popular instantaneously. But if this library eats up all other libraries, people would read only pornography, which is obviously bad for books and books readers alike. Mark Zuckerberg is precisely offering this library of …

UN Yoga Day: A Big Conspiracy

The global business as well as the forces have a need to secure for themselves the individuals who can take the stress of less sleep and still keep themselves alert. The business needs them as global managers, who don’t suffer jet lag, and the forces need them by default because warriors are always trained as …