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Q1: What is the aim of Half baked Bean? What is it basically involved in?
Ans:Half Baked Beans is involved in publishing , mentoring the authors , workshops for amateur writers . Our aim is to bridge the gap between authors and publisher and to provide a platform for upcoming writers.
Q2: How did the concept of Myriad Tales happened? Do anthologies really work in the market according to you?
Ans: Myriad tales happened after a meeting with Suhail and Himani where all of us came together . Anthologies work because a reader gets hands on lot of stories and you can read on the go.
Q3: What is the basic requirements publishers look in writers while deciding on a book? What kinds of themes or stories are preferred by the readers?
Ans: Readers nowadays are becoming open to all genres and are moving away from Romance . So drama is getting a lot of appreciation . Factors such as narration style , logic ability of the story , reader base , innovation , use of words are taken into consideration while deciding on the book.
Q4: What according to you should a writer focus on, writing a good story or marketing his or her works?
Ans:It's a two stage process . Initially the writer should focus on story only and once its done then comes the marketing part .A good story should be marketed and you can only market a good story.
Q5: How important is marketing for any novel? What exactly brews a bestseller?
Ans:Reaching out to readers , leaving a recall value to readers . Today's reader 's attention span is less so you constantly need to up there and keep on doing activities.
Q7: Recently many compiler are organizing competitions and coming up with anthologies but most forget to focus on quality? Why is ti so? As a publishers what one should look into to publish that perfect book?
Ans:If you are publishing an anthology some things need to be noted- stories should follow a theme, a good team of writers which may multiply the marketing efforts and crisp editing.
Q8: What do you think about the concept of being bookworms?
Ans:Being bookworms is doing a great job because as we said that if good stories do not reach people then it's no use . Also a lot of pressure is taken off the writer if somebody is there to help out for the marketing.
Q9: How important is reading for us?
Ans:It's as important as eating because its food for the soul.
Motto- "We Bake Them Up"
Thank you Half Baked Beans for your support.....
We hope this interview would be like a guiding thing for talented writers....
We hope to have you at the launch of Myriad Tales on the 19th of Oct 3pm to 5pm followed by musical performance by Bondante......in Art Fair III an exhibition of paintings,crafts and photographs to support artists, and art,