As part of spreading the word around about Cult of Chaos and Anantya Tantrist, I’ve been hosting giveaways of the book at various spaces, online and offline. As a result of buying copies of my own book to giveaway to a few people I know or do not know, I’ve realised how important it is to gift books. Till now, I didn’t gift many books as I always thought of books as a personal choice, much more personal than the crockery in your cupboard or even the spectacles you wear. It’s something that each person or kid should pick up on their own (except for me and my brother who always gift each other books on rakhi, the only time we exchange gifts). So I ended up giving something banal, like chocolates. However, gifting is actually a lovely way to explore new authors and adventures that you would never have started on if you hadn’t got a copy. And it also encourages the industry. So from now on, if you call me on a birthday or a party, expect a book. No more flowers/chocolates.
And now for a bit of announcements on winners of various contests.
Over at HarperCollins webpage
These are the two questions we asked. (Answers at the end of the post)
Krishna B, Coimbatore
Aastha Jain, Delhi
Over at author Kiran Manral’s website
Kiran was superbly helpful and did a detailed interview and then a contest. (details)
Aditya Anand, Jaipur
At The MJ Show
The amazing Mihir Joshi had a Twitter chat and then declared winners in his Youtube show which covers fabulous inde-musicians
Abhishek Prusty, Cuttack
So glad that Anantya will be shipped to all these lovely people and cities. Congratulations all of you! Hope you enjoy the book 🙂
Didn’t participate? It’s not to late. One contest and one giveaway is still on!
Contest on superstitions
At author Sharath Komarraju’s website.
Giveaway at Goodreads
And if you’re too lazy to write, just apply for this giveaway at Goodreads. And hope you’ll win the copy!
(Answers to Harper Collins contest: Answer 1: True Detective. Answer 2: Ouija board. Could you guess?)