Have you ever wanted to write a book?


Well, here’s your chance! If you are a budding writer in India, you can now self-publish your books through [[http://pothi.com|Pothi.com]], an online venture by two of my good friends.


Always wanted to publish that book of yours? But found that it was too much of a hassle following up with publishers? The alternative is to self-publish. Retain the control over your content, timing and earnings from your book. With [[http://pothi.com|Pothi.com]], you can self publish your book **WITHOUT any upfront cost** in India. And you publish a **real, printed book**, not just an e-book. Sell it in our marketplace, buy copies for yourself or gift it to your loved ones!

Or do you work for an organization who would want to publish reports, memorabilia etc. without worrying about demand estimation first. You may be an NGO trying to reach out to your existing and potential patrons. Or a group from a college trying to publish a yearbook for limited circulation.
Pothi.com is your destination.

And all this is made possible by **Print on Demand** technology for books brought in India by Pothi.com. Now you can print one copy or thousands of copies as the need be.

See the presentation for writers at [[http://pothi.com/pothi/files/AuthorPresentationV3.pps]]

The books currently available at Pothi.com are here -
[[http://pothi.com/pothi/buy]]

9 comments

  1. Diwaker Gupta

    @Chris X Edwards: India is an evolving market, so yeah, hoping it takes off! Here in the US for a while it seemed like lulu.com and others like it were taking off, but then Amazon started shoving them around. Big bucks often invite big trouble :)

  2. Nicki B.

    There’s also another place that I write for, where you can get published online, called Triond. I have a lot of Indian friends that write for them, and you can publish novels and short stories and articles on nearly any subject you want, plus you get paid for your pageviews. Maybe this is another possible resource for people?

    Thank you for your post, Diwaker. I will have to check out Pothi.

  3. Diwaker Gupta

    @Nicki B.: Hey, haven’t seen you around here before! :) The key difference is that you can get a real, printed book at Pothi (much like lulu.com). As a revenue source Triond sounds great, but a book to your own name is just something else don’t you think?

  4. Nicki B.

    Hi Diwaker – I agree with you that a printed book is an amazing idea. Just offering up another suggestion, as publishing a book is not for everyone… So the internet offers up a few other offers (as I mentioned above).

  5. Leonard Fernandes

    Hello Diwaker,
    I wish I had friends like you. In India, we too offer print-on-demand at cinnamonteal.in – have been doing it for nearly a year now with about 40 books printed every week.
    What’s life without a little competition?..:-)
    Take care,

    Leonard
    +9850398530

  6. Diwaker Gupta

    @Leonard Fernandes: Hey thanks, I had no idea other such websites existed! I’ll definitely keep an eye out for you guys. They may be my friends, but I will only choose the best service on the market :)

  7. Randy Laham

    I’M BEDRIDDIN AND HANDY CAPED, SO IN MY TIME, I HAVE WRITTEN CHAPTERS ON THE OLD TV SOAP DARK SHADOWS. BUT I DON’T KNOW WHO OR IF I NEED TO GET AN OK TO USE THE THE NAMES AND PLACES AS I THINK THEY ARE COPYRIDED, AND I DON’T WANT TO GET IN TO TROUBLE. I JUST FOUND OUT THE THE MAN WHO, OWNS THE SHOWS , DAN CRUITS, HAS PASSAWAY, LAST YEAR, AND THE HIS OFFICES CLOSED ITS DOORS AFTER THAT HAPPEN. I HAVE CALL THE BOOK”
    WHATEVER HAPPEN TO COLLINWOOD” OR WHATEVER HAPPEN TO BARNABUS COLLINS” I HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME… THANKS RANDY LAHAM
    aileenbb@saw.net

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