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Publisher News: Wiley India running a Contest – Composing Mobile Apps by Anubhav Pradhan

Wiley India has organised a contest for their new release: Composing Mobile Apps, Author – Anubhav Pradhan. In order to participate and win you need to follow three simple steps:

Step 1: Like Wiley India Facebook PageComposing Mobile App

Step 2: Fill in a Contact Form

Step 3: Answer a simple question

You can complete these three steps at:

About the book

Composing Mobile Apps attempts to present various mobile app development approaches and technologies, along with required hands-on knowledge to deal with the nitty-gritties of designing, developing, validating, packaging and publishing them.

A live mobile app has been built incrementally throughout the book using Android -one of the most popular mobile platforms in order to bring out necessary nuances and techniques of app development, and provides the much needed practical exposure. It also provides the essential guidance on how to add that extra zing to mobile apps by leveraging sensors, graphics, animation, multimedia and location awareness capabilities of smart devices.

&This book is a ‘do-it-yourself’ guide for all mobility enthusiasts who are looking forward to develop winning mobile apps.

About the author

Anubhav Pradhan is a technology evangelist and learning specialist with more than 17 years of IT industry experience in learning/education services. He currently heads the mobility academy at Infosys Limited that caters to diversified competency development requirements across a wide spectrum of mobile technologies – native apps development, responsive web design, mobile crossplatforms, mobile middleware, mobile validation, and mobile application management.

He has designed and delivered several large-scale competency development programs on a wide range of technologies across the globe. He has several publications to his credit that include the book ‘Raising Enterprise Applications’ (Wiley, 2010). He holds a master degree in Mathematics.

ISBN: 978-81-2654-660-2 | Price: INR 479.00

Author News: Sagar Kataria introduces his novel, Love Happens, come what may, Publisher – Mahaveer Publishers

Sagar Kataria, author of novel Love Happens…Come What May, introduces his novel to readers. The following paragraphs elaborate.

Gentle feeling of the heart makes Joyvir and Sunaina discover their tender love, though for a few time only, as time separates them. Both, never come to know that it would be Love Happensmere words which have the prowess to make two people meet.

Journeys seldom become a riddle as and when they approach with a surprise element. They both know each other since long and one fine day thay admit love. The moments of ecstasy reminisces their minds as the blissful sojurn leaves an imprint on their present.

Joyvir’s tryst with this present makes him explore new avenues in professional as well as personal life. Some new friendships too emerge.

Love happens…..come what may has ingredients of all sacred emotions which binds each one with destiny and faith.

ISBN: 978-9350-880-96-8 | Price: Rs. 140

Publisher News: Jaico invites to Chanakaya’s 7 secrets of Leadership Book Launch, Pune

Jaico Publishing House in association with Crossword announces the book launch of the title – Chanakya’s 7 Secrets of Leaderhip in Pune. Authored by the duo – Radhakrishnan Pillai, National bestselling author of Corporate Chanakya and D. Sivanandhan, Former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai & Director General of Police, Maharashtra is an acclaimed National Bestseller and now being launched in Pune.

To grace the occassion, is the Padma Bhushan Dr.S.B. Mujumdar, Founder and President, Symbiosis, Chancellor, Symbiosis International University, invited as the Chief Guest of the evening. Additional event details are as follows:

- Date: April 19th, 2014
- Day: Saturday
- Time: 06:00 PM
- Venue: Crossword, ICC Stores, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune

All are invited.

A Penguin Random House title received a 2014 Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize Boards have honored Penguin Group and Random House books more than 120 times over the past ten decades with America’s most revered awards for Letters.  Yesterday, that tradition continued as a Penguin Random House title received a 2014 Pulitzer Prize.

TOMS RIVER: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin

“A thrilling journey through the twists and turns of cancer epidemiology, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the dramatic skill of a novelist.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story.  One of New Jersey’s seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town’s namesake river, causing a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution.

A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms River is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed.

We are currently getting further stocks from the US but will have copies available shortly


Author News: Daya Bhatt – Book Talk and Poetry Reading, Publisher – Just Books

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Author News: Bhargavi Balachandran, author – The Crossover Year, Publisher – Alchemy Publishers

The Crossover Year, the second book by Bhargavi Balachandran is the story of a woman, Anu, a twenty-nine year-old banker who is terrified of entering her thirties. She dreams of quitting her job at the bank, sporting yoga pants and traipsing around the world.

Her world turns upside down when things go awry and she is faced with the The Crossover Yearprospect of spending her days watching Tamil serials. She comes up with a five-point plan for reclaiming her life back before she hits the big 30. But things are never as simple as drawing up a flowchart in real life, are they? Especially with a ghastly recession rearing its ugly head. Anu bumbles through the corridors of domesticity and travels on a fun-filled roller coaster ride in a bid to discover her passion in life.

Along the way, she meets new people, experiences crazy things and learns some hard lessons in marriage, friendship, parenting and life. The Crossover Year is a funny, yet heartwarming story of a woman in search of her identity, and a chronicle of her hilarious quest for discovering her inner mojo.

Author Spotlight Interview with Amardeep Arun, author – A Monk with a Gun, Publisher – Author’s Empire Publication

Dear Readers,

I will take a different approach for introducing our today’s star author, who steals all the limelight – Amardeep Arun.

He is a young man, who despite of his young age and divergent careeramardeep arun choice (when compared with writing prose) has all the potential to steal hearts and wash brains. As soon as I completed reading the novel, I could sense an electrifying energy running across my body and a fresh air of motivation filled up my breath. Many thanks Amar for sharing such a niece piece with me. I feel blessed.

BNI: Tell us something about yourself and your background.
AA: I am a resident of Gwalior and live in Bhopal. I am pursuing my post-graduation in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Peoples Dental Academy Bhopal. I have done my graduation from RKDF dental college Bhopal. Besides my interest in surgeries, I have a passion towards poem writing, lyrics and short stories writing as well. Painting and playing guitar are some things which I love following during in my spare time. In addition to these creative skills, exploring India is one more idea that I like.

BNI: So, What all you have written / published till date?
AA: My few short-stories have been published in magazines along with my one poem. “A monk with a gun” is my debut novel.

BNI: What inspired you to write your first book?
AA: I always wanted to be a writer, I am unable to exactly share what actually inspires me. Actually, more than one thing including India inspires me, culture, tradition, people here, history, monuments etc. I tried to give my contribution to our country with my first novel.

BNI: How did you come up with the title?
AA: Initially, the manuscript was titled – “A monk” but as the developmental changes took place and editing done, Mr. Kunal, who happens to be my brother and at the same time publisher as well, advised to rename it to – “A monk with a gun” in order to make it impactful. This is how, the cover page of my manuscript got its title. :)

BNI: Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
AA: I have not written my book keeping in mind that I have to attract any intended audience. If you will even ask me what kind of fiction genre it is I won’t be even able to describe. It has everything that can attract anyone.

BNI: Share some interesting story about the book writing.
AA: There is a story on writing this book. I can even write a novel why I chose to be a author and how I became.

BNI: Is there a message in your book/novel that you want readers to grasp?
AA: Yes, there is one. Every story should have a message. Mine will tell you never give up and stop making excuses. It will make you realize that you don’t have to jump through a series of complicated hoops to achieve a goal. You can just look at a mountain and get a connection with God; you don’t have to understand the mountain to feel that.Despite the fear and the bruises of life, one has to keep on fighting for one’s dream.

BNI: Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
AA: Everyone has been very kind and encouraging. For me this is the real paycheck of my work.

BNI: When and how did you decide to become a writer? Do you write full-time or part-time?
AA: There is something personal about it. I was reconciling after a personal incident but as I found it hard to acclimatize to my normal life, I became impatient to achieve immediate results. However, changes occur at their pace only. It took ne a few months to realize that I must solely concentrate on book writing only. A monk with a gun was to be my subject and as I started, I stepped closer to my dream.

BNI: Which writers inspire you?
AA: Swami Vivekanand, Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar, Paulo Coelho are those writer which inspires me always. Their thoughts and ideas are so inspiring.

BNI: According to you, What is the hardest thing about writing?
AA: To find time for writing.

BNI: What are your ambitions for your writing career?
AA: I have the feeling that I gave birth to something that now is independent of me, something that carries my soul away from my imagination and into the minds and hearts of my readers. I just want to satisfy myself and inspire mass, rest is up to – ‘Him’.

BNI: What has been the toughest criticism and best compliment to you, as an author?
AA: I am still untouched by criticism, the best compliment was “u inspired me”

BNI: What was your favourite chapter (or part) to write and why?
AA: I was so much in confusion while writing last chapter like how to finish the story, what Akash would say to convert British. The thing, which takes effort – is always the best.

BNI: Did you learn anything from writing your book? What was it? AA: Yes, I learned a lot. I implied things on me before writing it down.. When I penned the story, I was face to face with my soul and this sometimes led me to a path that I never imagined existed within myself.

BNI: What are your expectations for the book?
AA: I am not expecting anything. I just want to bridge the gaps with the power of storytelling and to reassemble people in this divided world.

BNI: Do you think book cover an important role in sales?
AA: Yes

BNI: ebook, pdf, mobi, kindle or printed hardcover book, what’s your pick?
AA: - Hard cover book

BNI: Dear Amardeep, many thanks to you for providing me with the an opportunity to read and praise about your book with my fan-base. May god bless you and your book earns accolades.


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