The New Self Publishing Platform for Aspiring Authors


There is always something special about the city of Kolkata. When you arrive in the city of euphoria, you will comprehend why it is so uncommon. The nourishment, the way of life, the neighborliness, the general population and above all the passionate bonds, there is always a feel good atmosphere. Kolkata has been home to some well known writers and artistic identities, so obviously the adoration for perusing goes through the city’s veins. Be that as it may, with the evolving times, innovation has patched up everything from the way individuals converse with the way individuals compose. So creators need to adjust to these progressions as well, so as to stay in top of their diversion.

Importance of self publishing

The advantages of self publishing are unique in its own way and this is the only reason of its popularity among new writers. The best part of self publishing is that it gives the author total control over his writing than common method of publishing. The writer can edit almost everything and the technique is extremely customizable. As a writer you can select, design and upload the cover of the book according to your choice. You can also set the price by yourself and also hook up with your readers straight. Understanding the likes and dislikes of the readers was never this easy and you can easily make any changes at anytime as you think is needed. Everything happens progressively and it is amazingly quick. In addition, the eminences are also more and this is all that anyone could need to draw in more creators to utilize this stage.

Introducing KDP for upcoming authors

The first ever book “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of The Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought” by Douglas Hofstadter from Amazon was bought by John Wainwright in 1995. Since that great event, the love for books on the part of Amazon has increased every year. The main aim of Amazon was to gift the writers an amazing platform where they will be able to share their sheer talent, connect with the readers easily and influence their lives. With this aim in mind the Kindle Direct Publishing or KDP was introduced which is all about the writer to be independent.

KDP introduced to the people of Kolkata

Amazon facilitated their KDP occasion for the people of Kolkata on December 8, 2015 and it ended up being an awesome ordeal for some. The principle center was on empowering the authors of Kolkata to take up KDP and use it to distribute books. The system was directed by Neal Thompson, Amazon’s Director of Author and Publishing Relations and according to him being a successful author is no doubt a great thing. Inquiries poured in from numerous individuals yet Neil took care of them with power. At that point there were the visitors of the day – Rose Garg and Viji Vardarajan, who came into limelight holding hands of Kindle. Viji shared her astonishing tale about how she turned into a creator from being a basic homemaker. As far as the second author Rose Garg is concerned, there is a long way to go from her too. She had overcome enough to leave her place of employment and pursue her enthusiasm for composing, not many individuals can do that.

KDP gifted a whole new world to the essayists, and made them reach the worldwide crowd very easily and that too free of expense. Be that as it may, it stays to be seen, how Kolkata exploits this wonderful platform.


If they can, you too!

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe in the first glance” ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keepers

Why is it that some people suffer from real hardships yet achieve their goals? We have seen this happening all around us. For most of us who are reading this feature, it seems so hard to bring back the confidence after we have had a layoff. Persistent failure is bound to make most frustrated and give up to the ‘ways’ it is meant to be. However, those that become the role models take that extra step to try again and again and win over the normal circumstances. They are as human as we are and neither was born with amazing powers we dare not seek for. So what makes them win while we seem to fail?

Scaling the Everest is easier said than done. Clearly, it will take an enormous and unusual level of dedication and focus to simply decide that you want to attempt the job. If this is not test enough, climbing the whole 24,000 feet of freezing snow, running from avalanches and making it to the other side with less than a foothold for kilometers will certainly make you sit back and aspire. For Jamling Tenzing Norgay, climbing was never in the books. His father, the legendary Tenzing Norgay Sr. said to his son once “I climb mountains, so that you won’t have to look for a livelihood”. As it is, Jamling as a teenager was sent to United States to graduate in business management. However, after living there for 10 long years, his urge to follow the footsteps of his father finally gained momentum. In 1995, Jamling was presented an offer to scale the Everest by a film-maker and he immediately grabbed the opportunity.

The start wasn’t an easy one and even before his expedition, the family priest had warned of calamities and possible deaths. Undaunted, Jamling and his team carried on with 120 yaks, 70 ladders and 15 people. They were prepared for a two months hike which wasn’t supposed to be easy at any second of the journey. On May 10th, nine of the fifteen climbers lost their lives to nature’s demands and the rest were scared enough to carry on. However, for Jamling nothing could stand between his aspirations. People succumbed to altitude sickness, severe weight loss, intestinal sickness, brutal weather, homesickness, and “objective dangers” like getting crushed under the Khumbu Icefall. It is only the burning desire to be at the top that can keep your spirits high and your feet moving. Jamling successfully completed the mission in 1996 which was also the year of the one of the worst mountaineering disasters.

“The view from there only reminds how much more of the world there is to see and learn for,”

~ Tenzing Norgay

Adora Svitak is just 15 years old and has taken up the responsibility of spreading literacy in the no-so-forgiving parts of the globe. She has been teaching in more than 500 schools through video lessons and is already an established poet, published author, essayist, blogger, literary activist and feminist. She says that more than 775 million adults in this world lack literacy, 60.7 million children haven’t ever been to school and more than two-third of these demographics is a girl child – ignored and unaccounted. She has dedicated her life to a cause when most children would like their parents to buy a PlayStation. She has been exploring her options since the age of four and seeking ways to instill the eagerness to learn and get educated in the kids of her age and even beyond.

“A baby can be born today and condemned to a life of hardship, struggle, and discrimination simply because of sex is enraging”. Success, she says is the right of every woman and it is not likely that every little girl seeks comfort in the company of pink Barbies and frilly clothes. It is by getting more informed that one can get more responsible and capable and this applies not only to students but even adults. Her efforts have really bore fruits and there are so many kids looking up to her lessons and lectures across the globe.

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.”

~ Elizabeth Edwards

Nothing is really impossible in this world if you are willing to focus all your efforts into it.