It all started with Alok sharing an article called ‘Authorpreneurship’ from The Economist on facebook. He tagged Ashwin. It was the first time I had ever heard the word and being a writer myself (and aspiring author) it intrigued me. I saved the word ‘Authorpreneurship’ in my mind 🙂
A few days later, when I spoke to Ashwin regarding our #Goodluck Contest, I simply asked him if he was in town on March 28th; and whether he would be interested in doing a session on Authorpreneurship at our Open House?! In all of 10 seconds he agreed! I didn’t even have a confirmation from NSE, our venue partner – but I just took a chance and bounced the idea with Ashwin!!
Long story short (as Rodinya says), everything fell in place. The next thing I know, I’m standing in front of THE Ashwin Sanghi at the NSE gate. I discovered, he’s the MOST HUMBLE AND DOWN TO EARTH celebrity author one could possibly meet.
collage credit: anamika jee 🙂
Ashwin’s presentation simply blew us away. No fancy adjectives can give justice to Ashwin’s presentation skills!
He shared his own journey from writing his first book and how many times he got rejected! There are many insights and tips on how to find a publisher and how to market your book. So if you are a writer or an aspiring author – BOOKMARK THIS POST and thank Ashwin when you get published!!
Ps: I haven’t shared the takeaways – don’t want to spoil the element of surprise right now! But if anyone or you would like to share the learnings from this session, that would be awesome!! We’ll add it to the main post and give you credit!!
Here’s the video for you! Do share this post with all the writers you know!!
PS: Many thanks to Sanket Bhatt & the Dhinchak Mumbai team for shooting & editing this. Sanket has monitored the editing over team viewer from France!
Darshan for spending time with the editor to segregate the sessions.
Prathamesh for letting us use his opening and closing animation.
And Nameet for uploading the vid on YT 🙂
UPDATE JUNE 4, 2015
A rodinhooder pinged me about this tvc of Kindle with Ashwin in it saying, “He’s exactly the way he was at the Open House!” :))) Couldn’t help sharing it here!
Originally published on TRH on April 11, 2015.