Ans. For me, each day of my life is a new experience. I love to help others and enjoy laughing and watching others have a good time. I am a very honest person who will bust his butt to achieve his goals in life. I don't like watching people get hurt and I will defend people that can't defend themselves. I don't like people who lie or are high and mighty. But above all, I am a content person who believes that we should all stop and enjoy life whenever we can because we are only here a short time and letting life slip by without enjoying it is a waste!
Q.2) Starting from the beginning Aman, how come you ended up in the literature world and that too as a publisher? Tell us your journey in brief; was it pre-planned or instant?
Ans. Getting into literature was an instant decision that I made last year. I was on vacation last year, somewhere around March end, where I got the idea of starting a publishing house. I shared the idea with one of my friends at that time and being interested in doing something else from his family business, he joined me. So, after a thorough research for a couple of months and completing all the formalities, I became a publisher.
Q.3) You were associated with Parlance Publishers for almost a year How was the journey so far?
Ans. The Journey was good and i enjoyed it. I contact to the readers and authors there. For details of upcoming books to correspondence with authors or introducing something new, promoting them etc.. Was my task to do.
the , working of the company was done on a mutual basis. I cannot go ahead and claim that I was the one doing all the work, like other people do. That’s just most un-professional thing a person can do, claiming everything to be done by him when you know there were other people too.
Q.4) Tell us something about Triumph Publishing and the values on which you laid its foundation?
Ans. Triumph Publishing is a new venture started by me. Its foundation was laid on three basic values that I follow namely:
PRIDE = Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence.
LEAD = Learn Earn Appreciate Develop.
GRACE = Greatness Results After Choosing Excellence.
I guess these values are self explanatory and I don’t have to explain them.
Q.5) So you are doing a job now and also handling the operations of Triumph. How difficult is it for you to manage everything?
Ans. Managing everything is a nothing less than a miracle as some people say. My schedule is a bit hectic but thanks to my shift timing at a job, I am able to manage both things and still get some time out for my social life.
Q.6) Now that you bought your social life in mid, I can’t resist myself asking this question. What’s your relationship status and I heard you’re planning to get married soon?
Ans. Hahaha, my relationship status is still single and yes my family is planning for getting me married by next year or so and they are seriously busy looking for the perfect match. For me, their decision and choice will be the final one, thus I am concentrating on my career aspects instead of thinking about marriage and relationships.
Q.7) In this scenario, where we have young entrepreneurs everywhere, what do you think makes you stand out?
Ans.“Business started just for money is a poor business. For me, enthusiasm and will are still more important than professionalism and profits.”
Today, young entrepreneurs are working day and night just for two things; money and fame. This is what my thinking is about business and I think this makes me stand out of all those entrepreneurs who work out day and night just for money & fame.
Q.8) Apart from an entrepreneur, you are also an avid reader and a reviewer; you must have read an array of different books. What are your favorites and why?
Ans. I have read an array of books and have many favorites as I am choosy when it comes to books (Haha). Still if I have named a few then I will go with The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Flirting with Fate by Preeti Singh, The Other Side of The Bed by Bhavya Kaushik, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy and Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The reason I like these books is because the writer has gone beyond the normal imagination power of a human being and has portrayed something exponential.
Q.9) Since you also blog and write a lot. Are you planning to write a novel too? Can you share its idea with us?
Ans. Yes, I am writing a novel too titled “It’s All About Destiny” which was scheduled to be out this summer but couldn’t. The book is 70% complete and I have sent it to multiple publishers for evaluation. Hope I will get the good news very soon. Fingers Crossed.
Q.10) What do you think about the idea of "co-authoring" a book?
Ans. Co-authoring a book is a great concept only when both the authors are working over it. I mean, in the recent past I have noticed people co-authoring book either with a published author just to get the attention of the readers or with the person they are in a relationship with just to show their love. For me, I will co-author a book only if I am of the opinion that two people can do justice to the concept, not one. And as a footnote, I would like to share with you that I will be working on my second novel since July which will be catered.
Q.11) Do you think that in today's world a good marketing matters more than the actual content and writing style involved in a book..?
Ans. Marketing can give a jump start to the book but is not successful in the long run. After a specific time, marketing plays very less role as compared to the content and writing style of the book. As we say, “Mouth publicity is the best publicity”. Once the book has been read, it will be recommended by readers to each other only if its content is good, else they will advise not to read it. So for me, marketing is good for giving a jump start to your book but for the long run, writing skills prevails.
Q.12) What advice would you Like to give to the young authors and editors who want to make it in the Literary world?
Ans. I think the only thing I can think of is that the only way to guarantee failure is to stop trying. This is a business that rewards persistence. Many people say you need “luck” to make it but I think we make our own luck by stacking the odds in our favor. If your first book doesn’t catch fire, write another. Don’t rely on others to get the word out, even if you are published through a large traditional publisher. Take responsibility for building your own audience. Set your sights toward continuous improvement and don’t expect over-night success. If you think your first finished novel is a train wreck, consider it an investment in those dues you have to pay to get to that level where your work would be at a level where it could find an audience that loves it.