I had promised a detailed report about the Coimbatore event, and here I am, as promised, blogging from my home at Bangalore today.
I got back from Coimbatore today. It was one of the best events I have had. People had turned up from neighbouring towns too. Someone had come all the way from Tiruppur, another had come from Kochi, and there was someone from IIT Palakkad. The event went on for more than three hours! There were so many many questions which the audience asked, and which I answered. I must have signed more than a hundred books. I lost count after a while. In the above photo, you can see my publisher Arup Bose and me, just after we unveiled the book.
Almost everyone I spoke to said my books and my words had a profound influence on them. Almost everyone who turned up yesterday also follows me on Intagram, and they knew so much about me. We felt very connected.
These events can be exhausting and overwhelming (and I was on medication too) , and so after I got back, I slept almost the entire day. I am finally now in a position to come back to blogging.
So as you can see--when a new book is out, I work doubly hard on Saturdays and Sundays.(All my book events mostly happen on weekends, and I travel on weekends). I don't take any offs. But I am not complaining! (It's merely an observation)
Here's a short 50 second video which gives you the glimpses of yesterday's events. Do watch it.
I do feel blessed, loved, fortunate.
What is amazing is that my readers say they feel the same way too!
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And yes, I was elated when I saw the HT Nielsen list of the highest selling fiction in India, yesterday. (This is the most authentic list out there, like an Indian equivalent of New York Times bestseller list) TWO of my titles are in there.
Now you know why I said I am not complaining about working on weekends :)
Will blog again tomorrow.
Meanwhile, do watch the video and tell me your thoughts in my comment box.
I am listening
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