Frequently Asked Questions
How can we contact you? - Easiest way is by email. Feel free to contact me on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and let me see if I can help you (or learn from you). Just remember to check your spam folder in case my reply is hiding there.
Can we meet you? - Maybe. If you are in Bangalore we could probably meet easily. For other places it would be nice if you can arrange a private jet or a helicopter.
How did you become a writer? - Badly written engineering textbooks was my main motivator. Due to this, I started making my own notes for difficult engineering subjects by referring to many sources. My first book was a small laboratory manual for personal use as the books in the market were not suitable for my lab's equipment. Years later, I started writing small funny articles for my company newsletter and then slowly moved to full books.
Will you edit or review my manuscript? - No. I don't edit or review manuscripts and most authors don't do that for valid reasons. First, if they did for one then they may have to do for many others. Second, it's not possible or practical to edit or review all types of manuscripts. Also, it's quite difficult to tell someone that their book or idea is not good from my perspective. Third reason is legal. Authors may get sued for plagiarism as someone, someday may accuse me saying I stole ideas from them for a book that I have written, or may write in the future.
Will you publish my book and pay me royalties? - No, and there are a couple of reasons why I don't. First - I am not a publisher. I am just a self-published author trying to make other writers learn how to self-publish their own books. Second - Though technically I can publish your book quickly, the issue is about finance and tax hassles. If I publish your book, then your royalty amounts will first come to my account (minus 30% tax). From that amount I have to pay you by retaining my percentage and also maintain your financial paperwork for royalties. Secondly, sending money to you within India or to other countries involves various banking paperwork and commissions. All this will have to be cut from your royalties leaving you with peanuts. Instead, if you learn to self-publish from my coaching, then you can get your full royalties (30% to 70% from Amazon and others) directly into your bank account without my deductions. Isn't that great? Also, you can update and make modifications to the book on your own instead of depending on me.
Can you guide me to publish a book? - Yes, I can help you become a published author. See my coaching page - Coaching
Where do you get your ideas? - They keep coming from everyone, everywhere, and everything. But only few ideas have the potential to expand into an entire book. Such non-book ideas get included in my Magazine