Thank you Book Riot.

  JAN 26, 2018 Now that all the drama over Fire and Fury has started to subside, life in the world of nonfiction seems to be getting back to normal. This week I’ve got a couple of new books – one that I’ve actually read! – along with news about the Best American series and an award…

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Plugging a book

Like most everyone, I am in two minds about “marketing” my book.  On the one hand, I get that it is necessary and the done thing.  On the other, I get that it is a bit much to plug the book everyday.  It feels like tooting your own horn which isn’t nice.  But Algonquin makes…

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NPR’s Tumblr account

I listen to NPR even from here in Bangalore.  Really happy to get this news.  And interesting to see the names of the people who “liked” this post. Hi Shoba, Your book is featured on the NPR Books Tumblr! Check it out: http://nprbooks.tumblr.com/post/170115378528/shoba-narayan-is-a-writer-who-once-lived-with-her Shoba Narayan is a writer who once lived with her husband and kids…

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It’s only two days since pub-date and here is the “publicity update” I got.

Algonquin is amazing.  Jacqueline Burke, Brooke Czuka, Amy Gash….thank you thank you thank you. Jacquelynn Burke Publicity Manager,  Algonquin and Algonquin Young Readers     Publicity update for The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan (on sale January 23, 2018) A Barnes and Noble Spring 2018 Discover Selection   Recent coverage:   Library Journal Starred review…

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Thank you Newsday for the inclusion

Three books…and mine is one of them.  Thank you Newsday for the inclusion.  Link here and pasted below James Patterson on the Aaron Hernandez story, a mystery from Germany, a memoir of India “Babylon Berlin” by Volker Kutscher. Photo Credit: Picador By Tom Beer tom.beer@newsday.com  @TomBeerBooks Updated January 23, 2018 4:32 PM BABYLON BERLIN, by Volker…

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Cool excerpt in Lit Hub

Normally, publications excerpt the first pages of the book.  That is when the writing is brisk, and draws the readers.  Or at least, that’s the assumption. Lit Hub, which I love (along with Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings), went against the grain. They excerpted a different section pasted below– lovely photo of a Desi cow and…

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Lit Hub Daily– thank you for the feature.

So nice to be on the same page as Edward Said, whose work I love, love love. ——– Forwarded message ———-From: Jacquelynn Burke Date: Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 10:15 PMSubject: FW: Lit Hub Daily: January 23, 2018To: “Shoba Narayan, “Michelle Tessler Cc: Amy Gash, Brooke Csuka <brooke@algonquin.com>Hi Shoba, happy publication day! Here’s the daily e-newsletter from Lit…

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Win an Udderly Unexpected Read

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Amy Gash Date: Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 12:53 AM Subject: Re: Fw: Win an udderly unexpected read To: Michelle Tessler , Shoba Narayan ALSO FORGOT TO SAY: Happy Publication Day, Shoba!  Yay! Amy Gash Algonquin Books 225 Varick Street, NY, NY 10014 On 1/23/18 12:15 PM, Amy Gash wrote: Hi…

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Barnes & Noble Discover Books

On 1/23/18 6:15 PM, Amy Gash wrote: Hi Shoba. Scroll down to see the inclusion of The Milk Lady of Bangalore in the Barnes & Noble Discover Books announcements. You’re in good company! Amy https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/announcing-discover-great-new-writers-spring-2018-selections/ Amy Gash Algonquin Books 225 Varick Street, NY, NY 10014

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“Charming debut memoir….”

Anjali Enjeti is a board member of the National Book Critics Circle and a bonafide rock star in the creative writing and teaching world, as you see in her bio here.  So thank you very much, Ms. Anjali, for your kind review in the Minnesota Star Tribune here and below. BOOKS Review: ‘The Milk Lady of Bangalore,’…

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