Walking on the Path of Indie Publishing by Rubina Ramesh

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Walking on the Path of Indie Publishing by Rubina Ramesh is the second book in the series of The Writer’s Toolkit. The cover is simple as it is just a manual for publishing a book. The author has sectioned this book which explains the basic steps of publishing.

Besides writing a book there are many more steps which an author has to go through. This has been delineated by Rubina wonderfully. I especially loved the way the author has sited examples from her books and others.

Besides being a great writer, Rubina is a multi-talented person who is a pro at editing, beta reading, marketing and now kindle publishing.

Through her book, Rubina has given wings to the other authors who are struggling to find the right set of people for their book.

I am in awe with the Toolkit series. It is a must buy book and you can finish it in minutes. The contents of this book are more for implementing.

You can contact the author at : rubinaramesh1973@gmail.com to grab your copy.

 

Spotlight of Rising from the Ashes by Rubina Ramesh

 

 
RISING FROM THE ASHES: 
A Short Story: Prequel to Knitted Tales 2 
by 
Rubina Ramesh
 

 

 
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She was one of the most beautiful woman Asura Sambara had laid his eyes on. 
 
Possessing a beauty of this magnitude became his passion. Sambara kidnapped her and whisked her off to his palace. 
 
Mayavati knows she has no option but to bow down to his wishes. But what about the young man who always haunts her dreams? She had no clue why she was in this palace but after speaking to the mischief making Sage Narada, it all started making sense to her. 
 
Who was Mayavati and what was she doing in Asura’s palace? 
 
Was Sambara her destiny? 
 
Disclaimer: This short story is a mythological fiction and should be treated as such. The author does not claim it to be a retelling of the Puranas. This piece is a product of her unbridled imagination. 
 
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About the author
 
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Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.

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Book Blitz of Knitted Tales by Rubina Ramesh

RELEASING ON THE 10TH OF OCTOBER 
Knitted Tales: A Collection of Emotions 

By 

Rubina Ramesh

 
Every tale has a path to follow to reach its destination.. but it may not exactly be the one we should follow.
 
WHAT IS THE ANTHOLOGY ALL ABOUT?
What forces an innocent girl to become a sex symbol? Her desires? Or cruel fate?
Is a lifetime enough—for avenging a betrayal? How do you hide secrets that never stopped haunting you?
Can vengeance and secrets of your past devastate your present? How can long-buried crimes of yours suddenly raise their head? Can sinning be saving?
Is your spouse your soulmate? What if they never understood your feelings? Can you still live with them?
Lastly, does life give only two options? Live or die? What if there is a third?
In her debut anthology, Rubina Ramesh tries to find answers to these questions that are often from the heart and yet makes the mind ponder over the solution. Or is it the other way round? Either way, Knitted Tales is a bouquet of emotions that is bound to touch both your head and your heart.
 
WHAT INSPIRED ME TO WRITE THIS ANTHOLOGY…
 
Dear Friends and Aspiring Writers,My journey as a writer started after I joined Wrimo India. It’s a group of aspiring authors where all members are challenged to write, by the NaNoWriMo ML for India region and the Founder/Admin of  Wrimo India, Sonia Rao. Along with the other admins, Neel Ina and Dola Basu Singh, she made our lives pretty tough if we did not submit on time.

Our work was critiqued, broken to pieces and then mended again by all the Wrimo members. I laugh now, whenever I reminisce about those days. We writers are so passionate about our work that even a little bit of criticism makes us want to hide our baby. But in this group, we trained ourselves to accept all types of honest criticism. We sculpted our stories and life continued. This happened around 2 years ago.

Then, one fine day I found that I had gathered around 17 stories and forgotten all about them. As I dusted away the layers of neglect, I fell in love with my own stories. I am a narcissist. 🙂  But then, all writers are, aren’t they? I do hope what I have written from my heart, touches you. Here are the stories of a writer who aspires to always write from her heart. With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, here’s raising a toast to inspiration!

 

Releasing on 10th of October 2016
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Cover Designed by Sachin Venkatesh
About Rubina Ramesh
 Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time.  She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona.  Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.
Her other published works include
‘Home is where Love is’ a short story in the anthology Writings from the Heart. Ed. by Beth Ann Masarik.
‘You Stole My Heart’ and ‘Let me Go’. Short stories as a part of the anthology ‘Long and Short of It’ by Indireads.
‘Wake Me Up’ as a part of the anthology ‘Marijuana Diaries’ by Fablery Publishers.
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Tagged Diaries : My Super Woman!

Hello lovely readers,

I know its been ages since I wrote about my tagged diaries. Actually, I was preparing and doing my research to write this post and I have got the chance today. Few days back I had created a buzz to surprise someone who has become a role model in my life. She is none other than our lovely, the founder of The Book Club and The Book Reviewing Group,Rubina Ramesh.

Rubina Ramesh( My Super Woman)

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I came across her accidently actually. I was updating my post when I saw her posting some forms of book reviews on some groups. I wondered how can she manage to do all this, when I actually checked her site (http://www.tbcblogtours.com/tbc-blog). The blog tours she had hosted and the way people have responded actually got my attention. I thought she is some hard core mechanical lady who works day and night. When I joined the group I came to know about her better. She used to mail me my schedules and once I had signed up Sumana Khan’s blog tour but I got late because of my exams. I had her number so I gave her a whatsapp call and her voice sounded so beautiful. She told me to focus on my exams and the way she checked the things within minutes and informed me about the dates was just so perfect. She told me she had her kids too so she could understand the value of exams in one’s life. She strictly asked me to study and not read the book. I could sense a motherly tone in her. On that day she came to know that I was a student :P. This was my first interaction with her and I really loved it how she responded.

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Rubina is really dedicated when it comes to work. She keeps us pumped even though we are lazy lads. It is difficult to handle so many book reviewers and sending them mails. She does that without delaying anything. She handles everything, be it sending mails, be it updating schedules, be it interacting with us on useful topics like publishing, marketing or editing. Not only she, all the members of her team, Sundari maam, Nilima maam, Inderpreet maam. They are simply the most well versed ladies I have ever come across.

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wow 😀

My second interaction made me realise that she is from Arizona. I was stunned as how could a person from distant land handle the things so well inspite of being the time zones the biggest barrier. She works during nights when we are almost asleep, the reminders, mailers and the way she reminds us of inklinz and rafflecopter is hilarious. When I was new, I had no idea how to use these two inlinkz and rafflecopter which was next to impossible for me. She told me one thing ,” I am an old lady and I understand only inlinkz” I couldn’t stop laughing at her remark. The habit of self mockery actually inpire us. She treats everyone the same, be it her fellow friends or youngsters like us. She explained me about rafflecopter and I started trying it and when I won for two times, I always gave the credits to Rubina. We talked for almost an hour and she told me about many members, their habits and how they can help me in improving my work. The best part was when she praised me for my book reviews. This was my biggest achievement coming from her whose loved by everyone.

The third interaction was superb. We talked for almost an hour. She told me amazing facts about her. At that time she was doing Paromita Goswami’s blog tour. She asked me about the delay and I told her that I had 35 books to wind up. She told me thats a small number. I was again astonished by her answer. She said she had 100+ books that are to be read. I must tell you, this lady never stops to give me shocks. Then she said that she doesn’t start reading a book until she undergoes 100 gaalis from the author..haha.. This experience actually motivated me and now when I say these many books are pending, I don’t feel bad.

How The Book Club and The Book Review Group changed my life?

I always give credits to Rubina, the woman behind these groups. She made me a quick reader and my book reviews kept on improving because of her. I learnt alot about publishing and even marketing. I was not a regular person in these groups but I used to follow the discussions. Now she has started a new trend where we have to read each other’s posts and comment so that it give some exposure to us and our blog. To add more, she has started with retweets on twitter. This lady thinks about everything. Thats why I call her a super woman.

Tornado Giveaway

In all this, how can I forget this Tornado giveaway. Trust me, I had no idea about it but this lady’s initiative helped so many authors starting from newbies to the established ones. This is a giveaway where so many authors take part in it and yes, I took part in it this time so I am super excited about it. Want to know about it?

Check it : http://www.tbcblogtours.com/tornado-giveaway-2.html

http://www.tbcblogtours.com/the-tornado-giveaway-2014.html

The forms of this year’s Tornado Giveaway has been filled and we are waiting for November to start.

Birthday Cakes

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Delicious Cake..;)

Rubina is especially known for pictures of birthday cakes and we always wonder how she come up with such mouth watering pictures. She indeed makes everyone feel special and TBC is just like a second home for all of us.

Her Books :

She is the contributing author of MArijuana Diaries..

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We are waiting for her upcoming novel :Finding the Angel which is a romance..

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Excitement overloaded!

Interview Salsa:

Rubina’s interview taken by Sundari Ventakaraman will give you guys a better picture of her

https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/8488702-author-interview-rubina-ramesh

Golden words for Rubina :

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TBC Meet.. I missed it ..:(

“Rubina is a super woman 😀 “- Surbhi Sareen

“I have a nickname for Rubina. I call her ‘Queen Rubes’ because she is like a vampire queen to us: up all night, never getting enough sleep, reaching out across time zones and borders to bring authors and readers, reviewers and bloggers together. She’s one of the most dedicated and dynamic people I’ve met, and what’s probably the most surprising thing about it all is that she has SO much to deal with but still is so kind and cheerful all the time. She’s the heart and soul, mind and body of the TBC.”  – Devika Fernando 

“I am a well-known writer today only thanks to Rubina Ramesh’s marketing skills. I must say the lady does it from the heart.” – Sundari Venkataraman

“She is a friend I cherish. I respect her opinions and advices. Just few words with her makes me feel positive. Her words have been encouragement for me so many times especially when I have been low.
That could be the jist of how I feel about having known her and befriended her. But I can go on and on and on 🙂” –Reshma Ranjan

“She is kind, helpful and most importantly a down to earth person.” -Inderjit Kaur

“She is extremely focused, enterprising and innovative. Her tireless promotions and support are a big help to authors.” -Usha Narayanan

“She’s dedicated to the cause of the writers. The energy and time she puts into backing authors and their works is both admirable and unbelievable. I have the privilege of having my books Against All Rules and More Than Just Desire hosted by her TBC tours and found many of my readers that way. Be it day or night, I’m amazed at how Rubina never fails to address any concern of her team and her authors. She’s a lovely person to know, having poise and great sense of humour. In addition to the tours she’s helped in all the cover reveals of my books. “- Summerita Rhayne

‘Rubina is an amazing person. Not just for the work she does but how she does it. She’s an expert at handling both the authors and the bloggers in an honest and friendly manner. I have done 5 book tours with TBC all because I knew Rubina would deliver a comprehensive and fantastic tour. She has delivered more than expected. She is now a friend that I cherish. Wishing Rubina all the very best in all her endeavors. 😃‘ – VArsha Dixit

Where to find Rubina Ramesh? 😛

She is not a don so yes, we can definiately trace her on her sites :

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