Friday, January 21, 2011

The Book is Here... Almost!

The first copy of the book has been received.
Much joy has permeated through the family - with my sister doing her version of banshee screaming on Twitter. My grandmother doesn't know yet, I think. Once she does, there will be more excitement and tears!

It is a major kick to see one's name on print (as opposed to computer screens). And on computer screens too, when it is on an online bookstore. A shameless self-promotion tab to the right links the places where you can pre-order the book at discounts ranging from 15-20%.
A tech-savvy colleague has discovered the book on Amazon as well, at a princely price of $22.50. Since the  e-book is not available yet, he also recommends putting a request on Amazon to make it available on Kindle.

Till the e-book happens, do facilitate the killing of a few trees by buying the paper version of the book!

UPDATED TO ADD: My editor informs me that it should be in stores by next week. It better be. Threats of bodily harm in case of delays are being communicated to me as we speak!  

9 comments:

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

When does it release? I mean, a date would have done us a world of good.

Anonymous said...

Why does Amazon introduce as a salesman? I am sure your job is more exciting (and glamorous) than that.

How much I wish the book came out a month sonner when I could have bought it in INR during my India trip(yes I am cheap like that). DO you know if any Indian book shops will ship it to the US (I am guessing that will cost less than $22.50)?

Anonymous said...

HI

I am a big fan of your blog...though I have rarely commented on the interesting stuff you write about. Conratualtions for your book!!and yes I will buy one even though I am not the cricket crazy types. And am sure there are a lot of people who will do the same:)

The Weekend Blogger said...

Congratulations are in order. Though I detest cricket...I am ordering a copy for my cricket crazy brother.

anil said...

Hey Dipta, good luck. Here's to your first million ...

Soumitra Panda said...

Diptaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, way to go man! Just ordered my copy from indiaplaza, got a 20% off as well :-)

-Tunta

Diptakirti Chaudhuri said...

@ Tunta - Thanks. You are the first declared purchase of the book!

@ Anon1 - That's from the bio/profile that goes in the book. Can't really blame Amazon since I wrote it myself!

@ Anil/ WB/ Anon2 - Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I have been reading your blog for many years now and am always amazed by the enthusiasm you have for cricket, Kolkata, films and trivia. Look forward to more books from you.

bricks said...

Many many congrats. All the best to you. I am ordering that book already.