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10 Tips for a Successful Book Launch

Launching a book for the first time is probably the most exciting event for any author. It is the celebration and culmination of the hard work and dedication that has gone into writing the book.

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Enlightenment – Sorting out the essential from the non-essential

During the recent successful launch of my book “Chasing Marigolds”, a friend who was introducing me and my book, made reference to the classic children’s book “The Little Prince”. She remarked that my book had reminded her of Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s famous novella which was written in 1943… explains the concept of enlightenment that the author was trying to articulate to his audience.

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The Significance of Marigolds – Why I Chose my Book Title

Just about everywhere you go in India you will see marigolds. Generally in the form of garlands you will find them decorating holy temples, auspicious statues or lowly cycle rickshaws, while vendors dangle them from their humble carts. Popular in wedding celebrations, they are used to decorate the venues, cars and guests…

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Ganesh – The Remover of Obstacles

Many people have asked me who is on the cover of my book, ‘Chasing Marigolds’ and why I chose him. Much as he is pretty ugly, as well as dark and foreboding, I have always had a soft spot for this lovable guy who is supposed to be endowed with a good sense of humour.

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About me

Recently I visited India and was so captivated by the sensorial images of the people and their culture that I picked up a pen and couldn’t stop writing. I didn’t go to India with the intention of writing a book but my appetite was whetted long before I went. Despite having waited many years to…

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