5 Reasons Why You Need a Mentor

Why you need a mentor

There are various reasons why I believe mentorship is the way of the future. People spend thousands of dollars attending seminars and conferences hoping to learn a new skill. Quite often, mentorship is overlooked. We are not omniscient. If we were, there would be no fulfillment in learning anything new. If, like me, you are […]

Interview with Anoop Ahuja Judge

Author of the Rummy Club: A Novel

I recently sat down with Anoop Ahuja Judge to discuss her latest book “The Rummy Club: A Novel”.  Anoop discusses what led her to write her debut novel and the challenges and lessons learned from the writing and publishing process.  The Rummy Club is an interesting and insightful novel that tells the story of four […]

5 Ways to Get Through Your Reading List Faster

reading list

If you are finding it difficult to set aside time for reading, you are not alone. Alternatives to reading are all around us. Never thought I would say the word “alternatives to reading!”  To be honest, the idea of finding alternatives to reading terrifies me, for a good reason. I read a lot when I […]

A Love Affair with Books


Imagine a world with no bookstores. Personally, I just won’t do it, because as a person who visits bookstores regularly, this one thought keeps running through my mind: bookstores are magical places. I feel great sadness when I read the ongoing predictions that the future of physical bookstores is doomed. Over the last few years […]

Interview with Brian P. Swift

Author Brian Swift

Author Brian P Swift discusses his book “UP: Getting up is the Key to Life”.  At 17, Brian broke his neck and became quadriplegic.  In this interview, he talks about what inspired him to write the book, his journey through the writing process and future projects.  Brian is a truly inspirational author with a unique […]

Increase Your Book’s Likeability for Better Book Publicity – Part II

Book Title and Subtitle Believe it or not there are guidelines around picking a book title.  If your book is non-fiction, the task is somewhat less challenging.  Your title should reflect the content of your book. If your book is about healthy eating, your title should have the keywords “healthy eating” in both the title […]

Increase Your Book’s Likeability for Better Book Publicity – Part I

There are basic design aspects that can increase your book’s publicity. These aspects are directly linked to your book’s likability. In late December 2013, I reached out to fellow authors on social media. My post read: “I would like to feature a few authors on my blog. If anyone is interested let me know.” The […]

How to Design the Best Book Cover Possible – Part 2

Book covers

Big readers pick books to read by going on review sites like Goodreads or Librarything. They peruse hundreds of books looking at the cover thumbnails. Many skip over the books that have a less than appealing cover – wouldn’t you if you had so many to choose from? I know this because I did a […]