Monday, January 28, 2013

Uff Ye Emotions on Pre-order


There you sit in solitary splendor writing your oh-so-lyrical prose and push it out to the world assuming that the wonder of your words will so capture the imagination of the reading public that they shall beat a path to your door clamoring for your literary output. There the world sits totally uncaring about your existence and happily assuming that it can probably have as much fun reading the dictionary.
Then the realization slowly creeps in that probably there are millions out there doing the same thing. Then comes a Short story writing contest, you participate and, presto, there is someone else – Vinit Bansal - out there who also seems to think that you are worth reading. Now, at last, you find that you can actually see your name in print. Not yet in solitary splendor since there are eleven others who shall also share the stage with you. That is, in a way, a big boon. When there are other good authors around in the same book, the book need not stand or fall on the strength of your literary talent alone.
So, on February the 7th, I can expect to see my name in print along with Saurabh Arya, Papan Basu, Abhilash Ruhela, Sanhita Baruah, Anjit Sharma, Himanshu Appi Chabra, Drishti Dasgupta, Stephen Anthony, Pankaj Mittal and Rachna Seth as well as Priyanka Dey. The book is featured in Good reads in the following link.

Links for pre-ordering the book are available on the Good reads page as well. I am giving a few here for ready reference (Where is the author who completely sheds the delusion that his readers will make a beeline to buy his books the moment they know about it?)


http://www.infibeam.com/Books/uff-ye-emotions-collection-award-winning-love-stories-vinit-k-bansal/9789350880388.html

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Uff-Ye-Emotions-collection-award-winning-love-stories-PRE-ORDER-b-/390530619550?pt=IN_Books_Magazines&hash=item5aed70589e#ht_752wt_906 


http://justbooks.in/product/uff-ye-emotions-collection-award-winning-love-stories-9789350880388#.UQofUh3MCSo

Here is to hoping that the book is found enjoyable.

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64 comments:

  1. All the very best Suresh... All big things start with a small beginning :)...

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  2. So happy for you Sir. Waiting for my copy of the book :)

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  3. wow, congratulations!! am trying to order this book but not sure if they deliver in my town. will definitely get a copy of this one, just to see your name printed on that.

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    1. Thanks, Debs! Sure they will and love to have such affection.

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  4. Hi CS,

    Wow, indeed a moment to rejoice, when you realize that all that writing which you've been doing till this point was not in vain. What an amazing feeling that must bring to one's mind.

    Heartiest congratulations on getting published CS, hoping to see your name in solitary pretty soon. Let's what the other publishing contest has to offer to us bloggers :) :) :)

    Cheers !!!!

    Regards

    Jay
    My Newest Blog Post | My Entry to Indiblogger Get Published

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    1. Thanks Jay! Sure that all of us will find our time sooner or later!

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  5. Congratulation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Lovely post! Your contribution may force me to pick up the volume. Congratulations, Suresh! And all that you have said about writing is so painfully true. Here is wishing you many, many more home runs!

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    1. Thanks, Uma! This journey of writing would have been a very lonely affair but for friends like you.

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  7. Congrats! Suresh....Keep on writing, - the pen is mightier than the sword! - the world is beginning to notice! Many more to come I am sure....all the best.

    Cheers
    Amar

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    1. Thanks a lot, Amar! Writing is such a solitary affair that feedback like yours is all that keeps me going.

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  8. Congratulations on the book Sir. As I said to Stephen, I will order it if someone is coming from India or I am coming there :)

    Proud to see so many friends on the authors list :)

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    1. Thanks Saru! It is a pleasure to be alongside so many friends!

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  9. 16 years later on the same day, your story is being published, Amma would really be excited wherever she is now. (Shiva was reminded of Feb 7th when he read your post)

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    1. That's something I had not realized earlier. Truly wonderful feeling!

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  10. Cheers Suresh!! Looking forward to reading it!!

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  11. Hearty congratulations, sir! Happy for you, here's wishing you many more successful and joyous moments like these! Keep at it :-)

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    1. Thanks Arti! How can I fail to keep at it with encouragement like this? :)

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  12. very well written post, and congratulations! Wishing you a time, soon, in you life where you will see only your name (and Of course the title) printed on the book.

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    1. Thanks, Meenakshi! Is that not what all of us dream of?

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  13. congratulations and jubilations......lalalalalalaaaaaaaaa........

    you are an inspiration to writers like me, so thank u and wish you many more such great moments and books!

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    1. Thanks Princess! Glad that, at last, I have inspired someone :) (You will note that I carefully refrain from asking inspired to do what :) )

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  14. What a wonderful achievement, Suresh! You deserve accolades and more.

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  15. Congratulations Suresh! I am sure it will be a good collection. I would love to read your story especially since I enjoy your style of writing. Here is wishing you publish a novel in the near future :)

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    1. Thanks, Zephyr! Sure hope that your wishes come true :)

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  16. Congrats, Suresh. I don't like love stories as you know. But what friend would I be if I don't pick up you first published work!

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    1. Thanks TF! That's the great thing abt blogging - brings you in touch with wonderful friends.

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    2. @Suresh - More importantly, friends that would spend real money :) Is that why you used "wonderful" ? :) Best wishes with the book.

      If you can get published in a genre which is not, let's say, your favorite then I am hopeful about your success and about my retirement :)

      -Shiva

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    3. Not yet quite as mercenary as all that, Shiva, particularly considering that none of that money is going to come to my pocket :)

      I'd not call it 'not my favorite' - more one that I hv not tried out too often :) If you knew how little an author can actually make, at least in India - except Chetan Bhagat :) - you would not be quite so confident about your retirement:)

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  17. Congratulations! Can't wait to read your story! Good Luck! :)

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    1. Thanks Akanksha! Hope it lives up to your expectations.

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  18. Many congratulations CS! Hope this will lead to bigger and better things in the very near future.
    PS - Now I can brag that I have an author friend :)

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    1. Thanks DS! Wish all your hopes materialize :)

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  19. I am gonna order it..
    Congrats Suresh..and all the very best for further efforts

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  20. Hey Congrats Suresh ! Absolutely smashing !

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  21. Wow Suresh! Hearty Congrats ! Hip hip hurrah ! :D

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  22. Congrats, CS. If the stories and posts in your blog are anything to go by, yours will be a great story. Won't you tell us a bit about your story? Perhaps a little something on the day of the release would be a good idea.

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    1. Thanks, KayEm! For now, all I can say is the story is not humorous :)

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  23. Congratulations! I am happy that people from the printed world will get a glimpse of your wonderful lucid style. Something we have always cherished and enjoyed. wishing you many more such events!

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    1. Thanks Ilakshee for that wonderful compliment and the wishes!

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  24. Now that's some sales pitch!
    Congratulations again on the book! I am looking forward to getting my own copy!

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    1. Really, Rickie? I always thought of myself as being abysmal at selling - either myself or anything else :) One reason why I do not have an "About Me" section :) I am very poor at talking about myself - at least in complimentary terms :)

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  25. Ordered!

    Here is to hope that the reading in the solitary splendor is worth :)

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  26. Congrats suresh, as sudha had said amma would be very delighted calling every one to inform the same.
    If she is alive it would have been an excellent advertisement for you!!!!

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  27. This is great news,can we read this story on your blog?

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    1. Thanks Indu! This is a paperback publication so I cannot carry it on my blog - ever!

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  28. A little late for the party, but happy for you nonetheless! Here's to you going solitary soon and to be awesome at that!

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