I had been at it for some time now. For the last couple of months (or more), I have been working on gathering the stories that I had written as a hobby, face-lifting them and getting them ready to be read by others. Last year, I had sent some of them to some known publishers in India to see if they would be interested in making a book of it. Many of them responded (after 4-5 months of anxious waiting!) saying that they aren’t interested (of course, in a much more polished way!). I had found these publishers through the Internet, and manuscript submissions were made as their sites directed. I like to believe that my manuscript was rejected because they did not come with any “credentials” (I am not a known writer, nor did I approach them through a literary agent).

Finally in April of this year I had this idea of self-publishing.

My collection of short stories, Tales from the Garden City, based in Bangalore (as the name implies) and written over the last few years, is published by Cinnamonteal Print And Publishing.

Click on the image to read the text on the back cover of the book.

A snapshot of the Contents page.

Read snippets:
The Rising of the Moon
In Retrospective (Part-1, Part-2)
The Greatest Love of All
The Well

Available at the following Book Stores:
Landmark Bangalore / Chennai / Mumbai / Pune / Hyderabad / Gurgaon
Gangarams Book Bureau, M.G. Road, Bangalore.
TBS Publishers, Thiruvananthapuram.
Green Books, Thrissur 

Click here to Purchase Online:
Flipkart (Shipped to anywhere in India)
Dogears Etc (Shipped to anywhere in India and abroad) 

Click here to read some reviews.

For several reasons, I am glad I took this step. Just as in everything else, there have been lessons to learn in this trip as well. I will share some of those interesting experiences as we travel along.

If you think Print-on-Demand, think CinnamonTeal. You will not regret it.