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My journey as an Author - Pravin Agarwal

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My first novel was ‘8 Course Meal for the Soul’. I wrote it in three months and self-published it immediately in the year 2017. It was a motivational novel. I was not satisfied with the end-product and thus withdrew it from the market within one month. My actual journey as an author began after that. I then read so many talented Indian authors and learned from them. Simultaneously, I began writing my second novel ‘The Girl in the Dream’. It took me almost one and half years to write it.   Next, one year went into finalizing a suitable traditional publisher, editing by a professional editor, proofreading, finalizing marketing plan, etc. Finally, in March 2020 the novel got published. Since I withdrew my first novel from the market soon after its release, I consider ‘The Girl in the Dream’ as my debut novel. It took me four years of dedicated efforts, patience and focus to make a mark. I am highly grateful to all the readers for their overwhelming response. A big thank you to all for

How to market your book?

The most commonly asked question by the Authors is how to promote their book. Below are the few pointers, which I found effective. 1. Increase the visibility of your book and of yourself as an Author(both online & offline). Online is economical. The more the readers know you, the better are the chances that they pick your book.  2. Take the help of Amazon and Instagram paid marketing to reach a wider audience. 3. Get more reviews of your book on Amazon, Instagram and other relevant platforms. 4. Content marketing - Share about your book on social media. 5. Maintain discipline and write daily. The more you write the more you become known and established as an Author.  If you know any other helpful point, then do add it in the comment section so that aspiring authors get benefited from it.  

Author Interview - Pravin Agarwal

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Authors Interview – Pravin Agarwal Shivangi:- First of all I would like to congratulate you. The title seems to be catchy and unique. How did you decide the title of your book? Thank you so much for your kind words. The story revolves around the mysterious girl that comes into the protagonist's dream. Thus, the title ‘The Girl in the Dream’ seems to fit in perfectly. The subtitle ‘A Love Story Planed 500 years ago’ was in my mind from the very beginning as the novel is a romantic thriller that connects two timelines. Pravin Agarwal Shivangi:- What response you’re getting from your readers? I have seen some good reviews on amazon and goodreads too. How do you enjoy this success? The response from the readers has been overwhelming. I am highly grateful to all my readers for their continuous love and support. It motivates me to perform better.   Shivangi:- What’s the genre of your book? It’s a romantic thriller with a pinch of mythology in it.  Shivangi:- How you choose

Excerpt from the novel 'The Girl in the Dream'

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Excerpt from the Novel 'The Girl in the Dream' Chapter 1 Mission Mars “I Love you,” she said. Her voice was low but sensuous. A dazzling glow lit up her enticing face. Her cheeks turned pink as all the blood from her body had rushed to her face. “I Love you too,” Vivaan replied, he looked into her eyes and took her hand in his. Vivaan wasn’t sure how long they had been standing like that, looking into each other’s eyes, but he was aware that his heart had never beat so hard before. He felt like he had just run a marathon and all he could hear was the loud thudding of his heart. There was immense love in her magnetic eyes. The love which felt so right to him. Although Vivaan was taken aback by her sudden expression of love, the sincerity in her voice was enough to melt even stones and he was but a human being made of flesh and blood. Vivaan noticed that her hands were warm, and her heartbeat seemed fast too. He knew deep down in his heart that she is