Friday, November 20, 2015

Signing of 'Why We Love The Way We Do' and party time!

Whenever a new book comes out, the stress of it makes me fall ill. There is just SO MUCH that goes into a book, which a reader usually knows nothing about. I have written in the past on what it takes to write a book.

I have also written about how I signed 3000 books for 'The One You Cannot Have' and for  the Secret Wishlist  before that.
 I had done this last year too when 'It happens for a reason' came out.

This year was no different. Here are the pictures of signing the books:



Like the last few times, i signed for  about 10 hours non-stop.


And it continued on the second day.

The joy  expressed by my readers at getting signed copies is unimaginable.  There are posts popping up all over my social media feed, thanking me for signing.

Thanks Preeti shenoy... Got sigend copy..
Posted by Pranay Joshi on Thursday, 19 November 2015

Dear Ms. Preeti Shenoy(Favourite author), Just now got the exclusive signed copy of your recent book 'WHY WE LOVE THE WAY WE DO'... Can't wait to wind up back from work & start reading the book.:):)Regards,
Posted by Pratibha Vasudev on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Have recieved your signed copy of "why we love the way we do"..it really made my day and as soon i came back to...
Posted by Srashti Dubey on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Hello mam...finally my first wish is fulfilled as i get a signed copy as an acknowledgment for a loyal reader like me...
Posted by Jahnavi Gunturu on Monday, 16 November 2015
And the above posts are just a tiny fraction of the ones on facebook! Apart from this, posts all over Instagram and Twitter as well! (If you are on Insta, my id is Preeti.Shenoy and if you are on Twitter my handle is @preetishenoy) The book is already on the best-seller charts. To celebrate it's success we are having a really nice (and exclusive) party on 21st November in Bangalore. It is an invite only event.If you wish to attend, you could request an invite by sending a mail to whywelovethewaywedo@preetishenoy.com We will be closing the guest list soon! That's all for now. Will be back again soon. (No matter how busy I am, I always come back! If you are a regular reader, you know that by now)

 With love Preeti

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Session at Kindle Litfest X and a free booklet !




Thought I would share with you, the video recording of Litfest X, which was a virtual litfest, organised by Amazon's Kindle. I am in conversation with Kumaar Bagrodia, who is the festival director.
I had a great time, interacting with everyone who logged in that day. (People could login and interact with me, real time). It was fun and I enjoyed myself.  The first three chapters of my new book Why We Love The Way We Do, was released during this session.

If you want to download  the free booklet, (there's a signed photo of me in there as well), here is the link:

http://is.gd/WhyWeLoveTheWayWeDo#sthash.keqGlmWM.dpuf
http://is.gd/WhyWeLoveTheWayWeDo


I am really excited about this book, mostly because I have spent hours and hours, talking to people, researching stuff about relationships, pondering about them asking questions, and discovering and learning many things. I have quoted real-life examples, studies, what the experts say. The short essays give us answers to many pertinent  questions like 'Is it possible to tell if it is love or lust', 'Why do break-ups hurt so much?' and 'Whether friends with benefits' is a good option in relationships.

The book is divided into seven sections, and each section has a specific topic.

My publishers have an arrangement with Amazon, and I will be signing ALL the copies that are pre-ordered. Those who have been following my blog, would remember what back-breaking work that is going to be.

But I am looking forward to it!

Incidentally, the book is already on the best-sellers on amazon.in. I have to thank you guys for making that happen.
And in case  you are one of those late-kates (Or late-latif if you want to be Indian) and still do not know the pre-order link, here it is:  bit.ly/WhyWeLoveTheWayWeDo





Wednesday, November 04, 2015

BNLF--a memorable event!

So, I had told you in the last post about BNLF--an international blogging conference, where I was a keynote speaker along with Bruce Dickinson.
I have just got back home---and am revelling in the hangover of a BRILLIANT event. i enjoyed every moment spent there, and my talk was superbly received too.
You can see some of the reactions from my Twitter screenshots that I  am sharing here. (There were many many such! But you get the idea. I am not sharing all of them.)





Then there was my meeting with Bruce Dickinson. We had a nice conversation, in the green room just before he went on stage, as he was speaking after me.
Here is a pic!

And here are two pictures of me speaking. Pic courtesy: Indiblogger 




With the fabulous Indiblogger team.

The journey for me, from an unknown blogger to a best-selling author has been a dream come true. Conferences like these give me an opportunity to connect with like-minded souls.

I met so many new people, made so many friends and came back, richer, happier, more content.

When we connect with the ones we can relate to, the joy we feel is indescribable.
A meeting of hearts, a meeting of minds and above all  a euphoria that lingers, laced with treasured memories that you carry for a life time.

Will blog again soon.
Till then stay positive and look at the bright side.
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