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MyKitaab Podcast will help you in your journey of publishing and marketing your book. Your show's guests answer the question “I have written a book, how do I get it published in India?”
Host Amar Vyas interviews authors, editors, publishers and entrepreneurs in publishing. We talk about audiobooks, translations, productivity, book marketing, social media for authors, self publishing, and ebooks. The guests on this show include authorpreneur Joanna Penn, entrepreneurs Leonard Fernandes (Cinnamon Teal) and Mark Coker (Smashwords); Mark Lefebvre (Kobo), and Bestselling Authors, Karan Bajaj and Christopher Doyle.
MyKitaab Podcast has a new Home! Visit https://mykitaab-podcast.com to learn more

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MyKitaab Podcast will help you in your journey of publishing and marketing your book. Your show's guests answer the question “I have written a book, how do I get it published in India?”
Host Amar Vyas interviews authors, editors, publishers and entrepreneurs in publishing. We talk about audiobooks, translations, productivity, book marketing, social media for authors, self publishing, and ebooks. The guests on this show include authorpreneur Joanna Penn, entrepreneurs Leonard Fernandes (Cinnamon Teal) and Mark Coker (Smashwords); Mark Lefebvre (Kobo), and Bestselling Authors, Karan Bajaj and Christopher Doyle.
MyKitaab Podcast has a new Home! Visit https://mykitaab-podcast.com to learn more

    115: Bengaluru Business Literature Festival 2019

    115: Bengaluru Business Literature Festival 2019

    This is a special episode of MyKitaab Podcast. To celebrate the Fifth Edition of Bengaluru Business Literature Festival (BBLF), Amar Vyas interviews the founder of BBLF, Benedict Paramanand.

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    114: Using the Power of Creative Commons: Himanshu Giri, Pratham Books

    114: Using the Power of Creative Commons: Himanshu Giri, Pratham Books

    Himanshu is the CEO of Pratham Books, a nonprofit organization that is in the space of Children's reading and education material. In this interview, Himanshu and I talk about his reasons for joining Pratham Books, publishing content under Creative Commons and the phenomenal growth of Pratham books (12,000 titles in 150 languages) over the past decade. This interview is in English, but the last five minutes are also in Hindi. 
    At the beginning of this episode, there is a new segment that we would like to introduce in the coming weeks: book reviews.
    Title Image from Storyweaver, used under Creative Commons License
    Listen to this very insightful interview from Michal on MyKitaab Podcast. You can subscribe to MyKitaab Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Storiyoh, Stitcher and other fine places where you can consume your favourite episodes.

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    113: Michal Stawicki on Entrepreneurship, Coaching and Bookwriting

    113: Michal Stawicki on Entrepreneurship, Coaching and Bookwriting

    In episode 96 of MyKitaab Podcast, we talk to Michal Stawicki who is an author, coach, entrepreneur who has published over 2 million words over the past 7 years. He has been a past guest on MyKitaab Podcast, and in this episode, we talk about his evolution from an author to an authorpreneur. He and his wife have been able to leave their full time jobs, and they have been supplement their income from writing and related activities. 
    Listen to this very insightful interview from Michal on MyKitaab Podcast. 
    MyKitaab Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Storiyoh, Stitcher and other fine places where you listen your favourite podcasts. 
    You can of course listen to the podcast interviews and get the shownotes at https://mykitaab-podcast.com/michal-stawicki

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    112: What is the market for Audiobooks in India? Yogesh Dashrath, Storytel

    112: What is the market for Audiobooks in India? Yogesh Dashrath, Storytel

    Welcome to episode number 95 of MyKitaab podcast. Our guest is Yogesh Dashrath, who is the Country Manager for Storytel in India. Storytel is an audio book and ebook  publisher from Sweden.  Yogesh tells his own journey as an avid book reader and an audiophile, and Storytel's journey in India. We also discuss the evolution of the market for audiobooks in India. Specifically, the challenges he faced when he approached publishers and authors while trying to build up their audio book collection in India. We also talked about audiobooks in Indian languages, particularly Marathi and Hindi. This is the first ever interview of MyKitaab Podcast which has recorded it not one, not two, but three languages: English, Hindi and Marathi. This is a very, very exciting and high energy conversation which I am sure you would learn a lot from.
    As a special for MyKitaab listeners: you can try Storytel for FREE for 30 days! visit www.storytel.com/30days
    MyKitaab is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Storiyoh, Stitcher and other fine places where you listen your favourite podcasts.You can of course listen to the podcast interviews and get the shownotes at https://mykitaab-podcast.com

    • 39 min
    111: Open Source Tools for Creatives - Jason Van Gumster

    111: Open Source Tools for Creatives - Jason Van Gumster

    Welcome to episode number 94 of MyKitaab Podcast. Our guest today is Jason Van Gumster. Jason is from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, he is a creative professional, an author and an advocate of open source programs. His books include the GIMP Bible and Blender for Dummies He is also the creator and the host of the Open Source Creative Podcast.  We had used Skype for recording this call, and occasionally you may hear a drop in the audio quality, particularly after the call had dropped around two thirds of the recording. We had originally recorded this interview in April 2017, and we are publishing it in December 2018.
    MyKitaab Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Storiyoh, Stitcher and other fine places where you listen your favourite podcasts. 
    You can find the shownotes and links mentioned in this episode at mykitaab-podcast.com/

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    110: Announcement- Relaunch of MyKitaab Podcast

    110: Announcement- Relaunch of MyKitaab Podcast

    [https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mykitaab-how-to-publish-and-market-your-books/id1073960469](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mykitaab-how-to-publish-and-market-your-books/id1073960469)We were on an unexpected, extended break for the past year, but now MyKitaab Podcast is back! Starting July 11th, we are re launching in a new format, with exciting interviews every other week, which will alternate with a news and analysis show.

    We looked at the listener analytics (over 55,000 listens, THANK YOU!) and we noticed that there is a considerbale interest int he news and analysis casts that we used to publish back in 2016\. So we thought, with the relaunching of the show, why not add a new flavour to MyKitaab Podcast?

    Also note that we have a new website [mykitaab-podcast.com](https://mykitaab-podcast.com). Over the coming weeks, we will update the links to the shownotes for the existing episodes as well. If you have any questions or comments, write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com?Subject=MyKitaab-Podcast).

    You can listen to MyKitaab Podcast on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), [Google Podcasts](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.podcasts), [Bookmyshow Jukebox](https://in.bookmyshow.com/jukebox/free-music-download), [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/gaatha-podcasts/mykitaab-podcast-with-amar-vyas), and [Otto Radio](https://www.ottoradio.com/podcast/mykitaab-how-to-publish-and-market-your-books).

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