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Would you like to create a best-seller? You' re supposed to be the chief executive of your ledger.
Well-known in India, award-winning writer of five Hindu mythological novels, Amish Tripathi stops for a second. A 43-year-old who has not been looking back since his first volume, The Eternal of Meluha (2010), he has become a star of literature almost over night - not least thanks to some skilful advertising techniques (but more on that later) - and is delighted at the popularity of his latest work Sita: Sita:
Sita, the second in his five-part Ramachandra serie, was released early this year. It narrates the tale of Sita, a protagonist of the hero Ramayan, from her genesis to her abduction by Ravan, another protagonist of the epic," says Amish, whose works have been printed in 19 different tongues, with over four million of him.
In 2013, four years ago, Westland Amish was awarded an advanced payment of $1 million for its next episode after selling more than 500,000 books of its third volume, The Vayuputras' Oath, within a single business year. It' been said that it was the biggest payoff from an lndian publishers at the one.
However, ask him what are the best things he has learned over the years since he took the stick away, and he would say that they all have to do with it. The most important lesson I have learned is how to promote a book," he says in a phone conversation from his home in Mumbai.
An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, Amish worked in the finance industry for 14 years before trying to write anything other than projects stories. My first volume, The Immortals of Meluha, was the outcome of a talk I had with my wife and daughter while I watched a television broadcast of a historic serial called Ramayan," says the quietly speaking author.
This TV show sparked a discussion about what would happen if two groups with radical opposing opinions on the subject of legend were to meet. My background must have found my argument interesting because they proposed that I should put it down," says Amish. Manuscriptwith its début Amish presented more than 20 publishing houses. Amish Tripathi is reveling in the popularity of his latest novel Sita:
Although I had no idea it would be a best-seller, I wanted to do everything I could to see it published," says the iconic American. When the big publishers closed the doors, Amish eventually chose to get his agents to release the work. I said I would be investing in the commercialization of the product and managing it," says the authors.
There was a pyrotechnical show, the actor moves like a character in the audience and the protagonist's large placards punctuating the area. Although the textbook met with predominantly favorable reactions, it was a commercial breakthrough. When Preethi and a couple of other members of his familiy are directly involved in the branding process, Amish appreciates the fact that I clarify the campaign agenda and then endorse each and every one of the branding initiatives.
Always open to challenge, Amish says he has chosen to use a'multi-linear structure' of story telling for the five-part television show of the Ramayan. The first was about Rama, the second about Sita, the third about Ravan. For many Indians, her experience of Sita is inspired by the popular[80s] Ramayan, which is largely inspired by Tulsidas' Ramcharitmanas, a contemporary version of the text," says Amish.
Amish's manuscript, Sita carries guns, goes into battle and fighting alone. They wrote to me that this is a totally different prospect from what they had in their minds. However, then their perspectives were largely predicated on a television series," says the writer, who was once an anatheist, but was back in religion when he wrote his first work.
What is his favorite of the five he wrote? As an aficionado of all literary styles, he says that he is a little more interested in non-fiction. Mythology, tradition, philosphy, story are what I also like to read," he says. What kind of work is he studying? I often do more than one script at a time," says Amish.
Which would he have for first writers? Consider it a second occupation. I did," he says. I' ve written my first volume while sticking to a normal work. You can find free times - there are weekend, after work, etc. when you can devote yourself to your fervenc.
Or you should find a moment to do what your mind wants. Imish is comparing it to the worlds of movies or sports. Or, in the case of Yamish, the whipped cream in the cakes.