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Bestseller

by Ahmed Faiyaz
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  • ISBN: 9789353332648

Author: Ahmed Faiyaz

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 196

Binding: Paperback

Package Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.0 x 0.7 inches

Release Date: 03-11-2018

Details: Product Description Akshay Saxena, an out of work editor of a defunct literary magazine in the UK, is told to move to India for a year to help shore up the value of Kalim, an ailing Indian publisher. Akshay finds himself in a job where he has to do the impossible. Angus Lee, the new owner of Thomson Lee Books, wants at least five bestsellers in the coming year, failing which the business would be wound up. He has to find a way of making a success out of books he would never publish or would never even read. To complicate things further, he has to contend with motley crew of has-beens and misfits working for the publishing house as well as wannabe writers, dealing with their follies and derisive tactics, and battle his own affections for Zorah Kalim, the impulsive daughter of his former boss. Will he succeed in bringing out that one ‘bestseller’ from his publishing house? And what about his own life and love in office? Find out in this riveting read. Review “A breezy, insightful and fun read on the changing scenario of publishing in India, set in the fast-paced digital age we live in, and an India that works on its own formulas, a new-age romp with a delicious mix of characters!” - Ira Dubey, Bollywood and Theatre Actor. "A fascinating story about an inadequately known profession; fast paced, fluent and absorbing." - Mani Shankar Iyer, former Union Minister and MP. " Sly, witty and engaging. There’s not a dull moment in this enjoyable page turner." - R Chandrasekar, Bestselling Author of The Goat, the Sofa & Mr. Swami "An authentic and darkly funny satire on the business of books" - Kanishka Gupta, Founder of Writer's Side, Asia's leading literary agency "A book where you enter the world as an outsider, but get sucked in, like its lead character, into a world of literature, Bollywood, politics, love and the city. Mumbai as a microcosm of India has never been portrayed this vibrantly." - Ashi Dua Sara, Producer of Bombay Talkies and Lust Stories "Bestseller felt like I was watching a French comedy - quirky, sharp, dark and bizarre, yet unexpectedly kept me smiling through some tear jerking moments" - Bhavani Pani, Theatre actor and Film personality "Bestseller is a hilarious, wildly unpredictable and subversive take on the dog-eat-dog publishing world." - Oswald Periera - Bestselling Author, The Newsroom Mafia and 7 other novels "Evocative, biting and comically absurd. This hip, hilarious satire on the publishing business paints a vivid picture of an assortment of characters trying to publish books in an attempt to find success and grab headlines." - Fahad Samar, Eminent Writer and Filmmaker "Ahmed knows more about Indian publishing than most. Bestseller, his entertaining and absorbing book is a testament to this." - Deepak Dalal, popular author "I adore Bestseller. Marvelously endearing and wicked, layered with hilarious laugh out loud moments" - Kainaz Motivala, Bollywood Actor, Wake Up Sid and Ragini MMS " Witty, hilarious, quirky and sassy - this book was a fun read all till the end. Recommended strongly for its entertainment quotient!" - Privy Trifles on The Book Elf About the Author Ahmed Faiyaz is the bestselling author of Love, Life & All That Jazz…, Another Chance, Scammed and the editor of the Urban Shots anthologies. He was born and raised in Bengaluru. Apart from being a passionate writer, he dabbles with film-making and travels to lesser-known destinations to better understand life and the times we live in. He lives and works in Dubai, with his two boys and their tabby cat named, Bob.