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My first “book” is published!

The [[http://floatingsun.net/articles/apping-for-dummies|Apping for Dummies]] article that I wrote several years ago has remained one of the most visited articles on my website and over the years many people have told me that they found the article useful. I’m happy to announce that a much updated and enhanced version of the article is now [[http://pothi.com/pothi/book/diwaker-gupta-applying-american-graduate-schools-engineering-and-fine-arts|available as a small handbook]] over at [[http://pothi.com|Pothi.com]].


I’ve always thought about writing a book, so this is definitely very exciting for me. Even though it is not really a full-fledged “book”, it is a start nonetheless. The handbook is priced at **Rs. 99** (excluding shipping). So if you or any one you know is applying for graduate school in the US, specially in engineering and fine arts, do check it out. You can [[http://pothi.com/pothi/preview?pFile=132|preview the first ten pages]].

Note that the article is (and will always be) still available. Of course the book has a lot of extra (and more up to date) information that is not there in the article. The article is also fairly narrow in its scope — it was basically written for Computer Science students at the IITs. The book, however, is much broader — it should be useful to applicants in engineering //and// **fine arts**. As far as I know there is hardly any published information out there for graduate applicants in fine arts, so I really hope that this handbook will be of some use to the budding artists in India.

This whole thing is very much an experiment for me. At some point I might even make the handbook available online as a (paid or unpaid) eBook, but for now you have to order your copy from Pothi.com.

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 -