“I enjoy the freedom and the control I can exercise over the entire process.”
Why did you become a book publisher? I decided to take matters in my own hands when I was getting ready to publish my first fiction novel.
What do you like best about publishing? I enjoy the freedom and the control I can exercise over the entire process.
What do you publish? Fiction novels
What is the most effective form of marketing for your press? Social media marketing has been the most effective form.
How do you define a successful title? A title that breaks out against all odds and goes viral worldwide based on it's story and emotional appeal would be considered successful.
Tell us about one of your titles about which you are especially proud. I'm especially proud of Quest for Kriya not only because of it being the debut title but also because of the sincere appreciation and reviews that it has invoked in both critics and readers. Touching a human chord and resonating with the heart is the most important achievement in a title's journey; the rest just follows.
What has been your biggest challenge in achieving success? The biggest challenge was the lack of available information and resources. And this is where IBPA plays a huge role and helps small operations like mine to aspire to play with the big boys.
What advice do you have for newcomers to book publishing? Though I am new to IBPA and Netgalley, I see a huge value that any newcomer can immediately seek benefit from.
How will you and your company be positioned in five years? I envision several new titles from me as well as other aspiring authors. Having gone through the self-publishing process, I can help others in making their dreams come true.
When you're not fully immersed in publishing, what do you do for fun? I love to spend time and play with my 12 and 8 year olds, and to take them hiking and to the movies. I love telling them stories and triggering their imaginations.
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