Publishers And Wrapping Papers!

A very interesting article written by Tom Chalmers. Please read! Not many working days go by without seeing another article regurgitating another survey offering another statistic saying that people don’t read anymore. Adults don’t read, children don’t read, teenagers don’t read, even their pets will bury books rather than bother to flick a paw at…

Women And Book Covers!

THIS ESSAY WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY NEW YORK TIMES. AT ARROW GATE, WE BELIEVE IN EXOTIC COVERS THAT WOULD ROUSE THE INTEREST OF OUR READERS. IF IT’S THE BACK THAT WOULD BE SHOWN ON THE COVER, SO BE IT, AS LONG AS THE MESSAGE INHERENT IN THE BOOK IS FITLY PORTRAYED! Back by design: Women…

Pseudonyms And The Modern Writer

As I licked my ice-cream, I noticed my writer friend’s forehead furrowed in a frown, I wanted to ask what was amiss but reckoned she would tell me when she wanted to, I was right, few minutes later she blurted out, ‘J.K Rowling is my new pseudonym, hope I’ll sell a million copies of my new novel,’…

The Writers Bug!

It is a known fact that writers get the occasional ‘ block’ but I tend to call it ‘The Writer’s Bug.’ Having a bug of any kind is not life threatening neither is it a pleasant experience. Many writers believe having this kind of bug can make them lose momentum and the ‘accursed bug’ could…

The New Face Of Publishing

The new Penguin Random merger has created a lot of discontent in the literary world, while many people secretly feared that ‘publishing has gone mad’ others believed the recent changes is certainly good. We are not bothered about the recent merger between these two publishing giants, the only thing we know and cared about –…

Words Can Break Bones…

Words are powerful, words can break bones,’ says a close friend who chose to remain anonymous. Yes, I believe my friend is right, words can indeed break bones, and likewise, words can heal. The right word at the right moment can stop wars. When world leaders exchange bitter words – millions can perish! However, when…

Premonitions, Imaginations, And The Written Word.

        Writers are mysterious beings. I do like to think so. There have been times when the fictitious word had translated into the physical realm and events had played itself out without help of any sort from the writer. Take Nostradamus for example, many people believed him to be a prophet of some sort, who had premonitions of…