Saturday, March 28, 2015

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 27th March 2015

The Sixth Extinction
By - James Rollins

About the Book :
When a team from a military base investigates a research station that issued an eerie distress call asking to “kill us all”, they arrive to find everything in a 50 mile radius is dead. A blight spreads throughout the land, and it threatens the entire world. Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force must search the past for ans
wers, back to a time where Antarctica was once green and the fate of the world rested on a knife’s edge. In that past, there rests a secret that could help mankind survive the next extinction: its own.

About the Author
James Paul Czajkowski “Rollins” is a writer and veterinarian. He is also known for Wit'ch Fire, Wit'ch Storm and Hinterland.
   ISBN : 9781409156451        Price : Rs. 399.00  


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Saturday, March 21, 2015

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 20th March 2015

A  SCRAPBOOK OF MEMORIES
By - Chopra, Ashok

About the Book:
For nearly forty years Ashok Chopra has been responsible for publishing some of the biggest names in India: Khushwant Singh, Shobhaa Dé, Dom Moraes, Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins are part of his illustrious list. In this candid and colourful memoir, Chopra brings his long experience to explain what works and what doesn't in the Indian market: Why do some books last and others don't? Is there a winning formula for publishers and writers? What do readers in India want? How to go about commissioning textbooks and reference guides? What should one do about bans and censorship? And how is the market holding up in the age of e-books and digital readers? While going into the commercial aspects of publishing, he does not forget the human stories. Be it while sourcing manuscripts, chasing celebrity authors like Dilip Kumar, Raaj Kumar and Anupam Kher, scoring historic deals in the cut-throat world of publishing, or managing egotists, eccentrics and windbags, Chopra's adventures and ordeals are unfailingly entertaining. If he celebrates the hits (the runaway success of Freedom at Midnight, for instance), he does not leave out the misses (such as the fiasco over Shalimar, the movie tie-in, one of the historic flops in Indian publishing). Scandalous episodes, wild parties, and lavish book launches on warships and boats add a distinctive flavour.Filled with rip-roaring revelations and honest reminiscences, this is the definitive story of English book publishing in India--tracing its journey from the winding lanes of Daryaganj in New Delhi to glamour of high-profile launches.

About the Author
ASHOK CHOPRA has occupied some of the hottest seats in the Indian book TRADE - executive editor of Vikas Publishing House, vice-president of Macmillan India, publishing director of UBS Publishers, executive director and publisher of the India Today Book Club and Books Today as well as chief executive and publisher of HarperCollins India. Currently he is the chief executive of Hay House Publishers India. He lives in Gurgaon, near Delhi. Presently he is working on his next book: The Ageing Loins.
    ISBN : 9789351770954         Price : Rs. 699.00   



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Saturday, March 14, 2015

BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 13th March 2015

Windhaven
By - George R. R. Martin

About the Book  :
Among the scattered islands that make up the water world of Windhaven, no one holds more prestige than the silver-winged flyers, romantic figures who cross treacherous oceans, braving shifting winds and sudden storms, to bring news, gossip, songs and stories to a waiting populace.
Maris of Amberly, a fisherman's daughter, wants nothing more than to soar on the currents high above Windhaven. So she challenges tradition, demanding that flyers be chosen by merit rather than inheritance.
But even after winning that bitter battle, Maris finds that her troubles are only beginning. Now a revolution threatens to destroy the world she fought so hard to join - and force her to make the ultimate sacrifice...
This early collaborative novel from George R. R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle is a masterclass of fantasy and storytelling.

About the Author :
George R. R. Martin published his first story in 1971 and quickly rose to prominence, winning four HUGO and two NEBULA AWARDs in quick succession before he turned his attention to fantasy with the historical horror novel FEVRE DREAM, now a Fantasy Masterwork. Since then he has won every major award in the fields of fantasy, SF and horror. His magnificent epic saga A Song of Ice and Fire is redefining epic fantasy for a new generation. George R. R. Martin lives in New Mexico.
  ISBN : 9781473208940        Price : Rs. 699.00  



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