A to Z Stories of Life and Death

A to Z stories of Life and Death
A to Z stories of Life and Death

So, here’s the book cover, designed by the super-talented Marcel Heijnen at www.chemistryteam.com. The image is by Jake Garn Photography .

The book should be out on all sorts of e-book retail outlets in the next few weeks, and then the great e-book experiment will begin in earnest. With this e-book, I don’t mean to thumb nose at traditional book publishers–quite the opposite.

I seek to learn the ropes of the fluid publishing market. I’ve been traditionally published, and hope to be considered for publication again. But in the meanwhile, I mean to explore the burgeoning new avenues of publishing.

The idea of the book was suggested by the kind and generous readers of my posts during the A to Z challenge, and to them, and all others who have supported me since, I owe a million thanks.

To those who helped bring about this book, and you know who you are, I cannot hope to ever repay the favor, but please know that I’m immensely grateful.

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  1. nutschell

    Hey girl! Congratulations! The book cover looks super awesome. So where do I get a copy? I’m so glad i met you through this A-Z, and look what you’ve accomplished!! So proud! You know I’ll keep cheering you on!


  2. Doris

    I’m visiting your blog for first time, and I’m very impressed with your profile and work.

    Congratulations on your A to Z e-book. I learned about it through Lee Bird given that I have published my A to Z posts as well.

    Looking forward to following your blog.

    • Damyanti

      Welcome to my blog Doris, and thanks for your encouragement. Will look up your A-Z posts…I’m sorry I missed you during A-Z. Look forward to getting to know you and your blog better.

  3. Petra

    Wow, congrats, how exciting! Please keep sharing what you’re learning along the way. I’ll try to be a more consistent visitor. I do wish I had more hours in a day. 🙂 Blessings!

  4. K.C.

    I love the cover! It captures the atmosphere of your A to Z stories really well. Can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  5. Bryce Daniels

    Keep me posted on the release date. I’ll be sure to make mention of it on my blog. (As well as download my own “copy,” of course)

    Best to you and the book’s success!

    • Damyanti

      Thanks, Bryce. I’ll really need to help to get the word out, because I’m a novice at that. I’m just lucky to have wise and clued-in friends 🙂

  6. Vikram Karve

    Hi Damayanti,
    Congratulations. The cover looks great. It is really good that you are experimenting with modern avenues of publishing like ebooks which I think will take over from print one day and hopefully be a boon to authors.
    Do share your experiences with us, especially marketing experiences, on your blog.
    Also, do let us know when the book is out so we can spread the word here. I trust it will be available on Flipkart.
    All the Best

    • Damyanti@Daily(w)rite

      Thanks, Vikram. This will be an e-book, so not sure I can make it available on Flipkart :). I’ll make sure I make PDF versions available for download, however. Have to figure out how!

      I’m not a marketing whiz, so that will be hit-and-miss. This book is going to be a huge learning curve for me in terms of e-book publishing….which, as you rightly said, is going to play a part in the future of books.

  7. bronxboy55

    Your humility will keep you working hard, and your talent will ensure the results you seek. This book is proof of that. I am, at once, very proud of you for what you’ve accomplished, and grateful for the ways in which you inspire all of us to accomplish, too.

    • Damyanti

      Charles, I’ve good reasons to be humble. When I read the writing of some of the folks I know, and you, I realise how much further I have to go. I’ve recommended your blog to more people than I can remember.

      I’m not sure this book will be an accomplishment, but I’m hoping it will teach me a few things. Writers these days have to hawk their wares, and I suck at that.

    • Damyanti

      Thanks, Alex. Both the designer and the photographer were amazing. Will be working on getting the book out this month.

    • Damyanti

      Thanks…I’ll need my friends to teach me marketing, because this e-book is all about learning from my betters! Thanks for the offer to spread the word…I welcome any advice and suggestions you may have for me 🙂

  8. DarcKnyt

    Wow, that looks GREAT Damyanti! BEAUTIFUL cover! I’ll have to visit the link and see what they’re doing over there!

    Good luck! I hope you sell MILLIONS of copies! 🙂

  9. Gladys Hobson

    The great thing about ebooks is that they can instantly reach right around the world minus postage and packing. This, together with no print costs, makes them far cheaper, which is especially good for those with lower incomes. I am considering investing in an IPad to help reading easier so eBooks get the thumbs up for me. (My own books are selling better as eBooks too.) Of course I would not like to see the demise of printed books — they are such a joy to hold, read and place on one’s bookshelves.

    • Damyanti

      Thanks, Lee, you were the first to see the cover besides family :). This is more or less an experiment in e-books, and since I’m not the best of self-promoters, it will need all your help:)