Saturday, September 03, 2011

Hello,

What started 1.5 years back more as a hobby than anything else, is now a published book. 2 years back had you told me that I would one day be an author I would have looked incredulously at you.

Infact I know what I would have said. I would have said something like ‘yes, I will write my book, while on my way to the moon’. Some smart ass comment that would have seemed smart ass only to me.

Anyways (as always), I digrees.

So the book is out now. People are getting hands on their copies and the reviews are trickling in. It is such an amazing feeling to read a great review (thankfully ALL reviews have been fantastic so far). I read what readers have to say about TIB and feel my heart warm into a fuzzy ball of warm chocolate.

I then read it again and then again. I look at the words you have written and wonder which parts of the book made you think that way. You teared up? Where? You laughed? What made you laugh?

Reading about how TIB has made readers smile, laugh and tear up is more gratifying that anything I have ever experienced. Readers have commented how they have been up way past midnight because they could not put down the book. One lady complained of a terrible head ache the next day because she was up till so late reading TIB. I know atleast three readers who mailed and gave the retailers an earful because they had not delivered the book on time. Another reader wants her Mum to read TIB. Another has already given it to his Mum. Another has just bought another copy for his Mum. Another reader is thinking of going down the arranged marriage route after reading TIB. Another reader went to office on Saturday (he never does that) because he was keen to get a copy as soon as possible. A senior from B school tells me how TIB is the first time in a long long time he has read a book in one go.

I am amazed at how positively people have reacted to TIB. Touch wood.

All the hard work of the last year and a half is worth these comments. Absolutely, totally, completely worth every bit of this.

Thank you to my dear readers. Thank you so much for liking TIB. I hope you continue to like and love TIB.

Again. Thank you.

Regards
RP

32 comments:

Cloud Nine said...

Is TIB available in India? if so, which publisher and where do i get one?:)

Scorpria said...

Impatiently waiting for Flipkart to deliver it :)

Raam Pyari said...

Cloud Nine- yes ofcourse! flipkart and infibeam both have great discounts on at the moment. Also top right of the blog page has the direct link to Flipkart page!

Scorpia- yeayyyyy!!! I am so excited! Really hope you like it!

Bikramjit said...

:) well done you ...

Bikram's

Lebnox said...

Your writing style is simple, honest and straight from the heart. I'm not very old in the world of blogging but after seeing your popularity (from the blog site views, followers and number of blog posts of course)I must confess that the itch of authoring a book has increased inside me and yes I'm looking forward to reading your book that is selling wonders. Hoping to earn some suggestions on writing and wishes.! :)

Best Wishes
Naman.

Sadiya Merchant said...

oh cool. i dint even kno ur an author!
congratulationsss!!!!
wish u all d success n hopefully wil read it soon too :)

Sakshi said...

Congratulations girl! :)
Way to go! Many more milestones in your life!

aish_nini said...

wow..reading those comments,u must b feeling so proud of u..
feeling like i shud really read the book :)
I love writing and want to be write a novel could u help me pls ?

ViJ@Y said...

landed on your blog through an FB link.
It's awesome.

Buzz said...

Know the feeling! It's awesome. :)

adayinlifeofmom said...

wow, congratulations!

Titaxy said...

Congratulations!!!!

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Many more compliments to come Madame, and congratulations in the first place.
I'll get it as soon as possible :)


Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

Kalyan said...

That's a great milestone...may your next book get published even before the time taken for this...way to go...Congrats!

akanksha said...

My friend Karuna got the book, and she is loving it!!! :) :) :)

Arpit Rastogi said...

Bahut bahut badhaiyan for the release of TIB & its success.. :)

I ll get my copy soon.. :)

Raam Pyari said...

@bikram- thank you :)

@lebnox- :) yes please write and read! (TIB is available on all major online retailers)

@sadiya- sure:) do grab your copy:)

@sakshi- thanks girl!

@aish- thanks. The book is available on all major retailers :) and yes f you have specific questions let me know and I will be happy to help you out :)

@vijya-thanks :)

Raam Pyari said...

@buzz- :D

@aday-thanks a ton :D

@titaxy-thank you thank you :)

@BA- yes, do get your copy. I hope you will enjoy it!

@kalyan- thanks :)

@Akansha-yeaaayyyyyyy!!! :D tell karuna I said hi!

@Arpit- yes please do that :) and yes, thank you!

Bubblegum.... said...

Though I am a new face for you!! But I have read your blog fullltoo.. :)AND aha.. I am waiting for the book too!!

Anonymous said...

Is your book written in the same "simple, honest and straight from the heart" (to quote from one of the particularly effusive prior comments) style as this blog?

If so, I sincerely hope that your publisher has a large team of ghostwriters to convert your blobs of bubblegum into something resembling publishable English.

Apologies for being such a killjoy,
He-who-just-realized-why-Indian-fiction-is-going-nowhere

Susan Jacob said...

Just read your book RP! and it made my day! finished it in flat 5 hours..The (In)eligible Bachelors makes for an interesting and compelling read. I could not really lay my hands off it, till I reached the end.

and it's defntly a riotous adventure of adrenaline, laughter and guffaws.

and saw on flipkart it is already there on the bestseller ticker :) worthy of the title!

And nice to be following the blog of a celebrity. You are all over the papers these days!kudos!

P.S. Ignore the comments by the types of Mr Anonymous above.They are usually frustrated unpublished authors, and they criticise other people's work because they can't do it themselves.They must feel horrible inside.
Apologies for being such a killjoy. he he ;) She-who-just-realized-why-Mr. Anon-is-going-nowhere

Bubblegum.... said...

Ahoy got it ...And read it, enjoyed it.. laughed a lot!! I can easily connect situations with myslef! :P The way 'Kastoori' reacts straight from the heart book..!! Mazza aa gaya!! :)

Bubblegum.... said...

Ahoy got it ...And read it, enjoyed it.. laughed a lot!! I can easily connect situations with myslef! :P The way 'Kastoori' reacts straight from the heart book..!! Mazza aa gaya!! :)

Pooja Cornelius said...

Ram Pyari Ji. Ordered your book!!! I have a question. Why are all your posts untitled?

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Congratulations! :)

Jeremiah said...

Hi.. did you see your book review in The Hindu Metro Plus?

Bookluver said...

@Jeremiah: hey am plannin to buy this book! can u share the link of the book in the Hindu! I checked it in the e paper but was unable to find it!! thank u :)

dipali said...

You know I loved it:)
What next????
Eagerly waiting.....

Gayu said...

ur book is out of stock ....I want to read:(

DegeSMS said...

I want Also Read Your Book.

farjiaadmi said...

Hey, nice subject for a book, hope i'll be able to buy and read it soon!!!

Best of luck!!

Tarang Sinha said...

Congratulations! Read so many nice reviews and your book is definitely in my reading list:)