Last Saturday I was at an event organized by the Delhi Booklovers Club. It turned to to be a very interesting afternoon – the highlight of the meet was interaction with published fiction authors. These three authors write in different styles on very interesting topics, and most importantly, had very insightful stories to share. But there was more- it was great to see a couple of dozen booklovers- readers, writers, book critics – spend four hours at the venue, Cafe Ludus and share their views on a variety of topics related to books: about the frustrating wait while dealing with publishers, how to stay motivated when the manuscript is rejected, importance of finding a good editor and over designer, and of course, about how to market books. Book writers and book lovers talking copyright and commerce versus passion for writing.
The published authors at the event were Kanika Dhillon (Author Bombay Duck is a Fish), Neeta Iyer (FIND_love.com), and Sid Bahri (The Homing Pigeons). The last one in particular has received very good reviews, and while I have not read any of these books- but I did promise the these authors that I would read them shortly. (which means now I have seven books to read, and four to write… more on the writing in one of my future posts)