Guest Post by Author of ‘India Was One’

by Greg on March 21, 2013

India Was One is currently on sale for $3.79 – save $1.16.

So you want to be an author, huh? Join the queue. Millions of dreamers want to be one, and they are very talented writers with a repertoire of some fancy and obscure words that are seldom used. Their grammar is perfect and their statement construction is flawless. So it should be a no-brainer for them to write great books that everyone wants to read. Right? Wrong.

There are many elements that make up a good book. The most important element (at least in my opinion) is that the story should come from the heart. When I started to write my book in January of 2010, it took me less than a week to pour my initial thoughts down. However, to expand on the idea, to read over and over again for typos, to tighten the storyline, etc. – took me about fifteen months. Was it worth it? Absolutely. It was a journey down memory lane that I thoroughly enjoyed. If you decide to write a book, don’t hurry. I know…I know…you must be thinking, “it’s easy for you to say.” But believe me, it’s worth it. I too was very impatient in the beginning as I was very eager to have my “masterpiece” out.

My thinking was very simple. To make people read my book and let them decide if it was worth their time. Unlike seeing a movie (where one spends only 2-3 hours of their time), reading a book is at least a week of their time. So it better be worth it. I was very encouraged with positive reviews on Amazon and overjoyed with the following press release:

India Was One for School Libraries

Cypress, California – January 1, 2013India Was One was submitted to be considered for inclusion in ALL the School Libraries across America (over 26,000). There were 15,000 books submitted, and after passing through all the rounds, India Was One entered the final round.

“AABV is so proud of how far your book got in the process,” said a spokesperson from American Authors Book Vending (who submitted the book).

India Was One is a work of fiction interwoven with real events, thus labeled a realistic-fiction. Each chapter of the book begins with an artwork, giving us vignettes of the characters’ lives in Mumbai and later in the US.

India Was One is written by an anonymous author who calls himself ‘an Indian’. It is available for sale on Amazon, in both, Kindle ($4.95) and paperback ($14.95) formats. It is also available for sale on several online stores in the US as well as all the other countries in the world. The best way to see where it is available is to visit the book’s website,

About the Author

The author was born and raised in Mumbai, India. He came to the US in 1989 and lived in New York. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

For more information about INDIA WAS ONE, please visit WWW.INDIAWASONE.COM or contact the author at

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