My first book of non-fiction – ‘Effective Parenting’ : A New Paradigm’ was published by Blue Pencil. Team BP was with me during every stage of the book – editing, layout, design and marketing. In fact the idea of interspersing snippets into the book in the form of ‘Parenting Pointers’ came from the editor. Putting up of the print and kindle editions of the book on Amazon was seamlessly done by the publisher.
However, the most fulfilling and enriching experience were the interventions unleashed by the publishers after the launch of the book. I reached out to my readers through workshops and interaction sessions across the country and each initiative of mine was showcased beautifully on LearningandCreativity.com. Team Blue Pencil also came out with a unique idea of compiling the best quotes from the book in the form of ‘Parenting Mantras’ and shared them on social media.
Blue Pencil to me was never just a publisher – it was a partner in progress
I am fond of writing. Ever since the early 1950s during my days at college, beginning with my contributions to our college magazine, I have been writing short pieces, stories, essays on Hindi film music and travel, and I now write regularly for my blog. But, a secret desire that I had cherished to turn into the author of a ‘book’ remained a distant dream.
Antara Nanda Mondal, of Blue Pencil and her faith in my writing made that dream a reality. She saw a ‘Travel book’ in my long story narrating my experiences and observations during my trip to America. With great zeal, persevering with me and driving me during long hours and days spent in editing and coming up with ideas to enhance the looks and feel of the book, Antara and her dedicated team at Blue Pencil worked to produce an illustrated ‘Coffee Table Book’ out of my spiral bound manuscript. The final elegant and eye-catching look of the book with its blue motif took my breath away.
Antara, personally and patiently, pored over hundreds of pictures to select about 200 of them to be featured in the book, raising the level of the book considerably, when all that I was expecting was a ‘Paperback’ without any pictures.
Her team at Blue Pencil, particularly Kriti Mishra and Anurag Negi with whom I had occasion to interact, is all that a writer may expect with support and guidance at every stage backed up by quality work and results. Blue Pencil’s efforts post publishing are equally commendable.
If I happen to write another book, I hardly need to look beyond Blue Pencil.
Department Jazan University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
I am very happy with the services offered by Blue Pencil regarding our Kindle edition Wine-Kissed Poems by Dr Koshy AV and Jagari Mukherjee. I received help at every stage and also was satisfied with how the cover came out, which helped largely with its success, and how it looked on an iPad. Heavenly. I was also satisfied with the quick willingness on the part of the team to make changes I wanted during the editing process. The final product by becoming a bestseller on Amazon for ten days running in the Kindle Paid category and in the top 50 consistently in Books is already legendary, along with its being featured consistently in Hot New Releases. As a result, I am now certain that for kindles I will stick to Blue Pencil everytime and others should come to them too.
The support that I received from Blue Pencil throughout the publishing process was exceptional. They simply outperformed. The steps involved to complete such a project are enormous. I am grateful to them for the help and proud of the product that we accomplished together. My book looks just great! What an experience! Today, I am a very happy author!
“Antara and her team at Blue Pencil did a fabulous job proofreading our book draft. The Blue Pencil team is extremely cooperative, quite responsive, and addressed all of our concerns. We are quite satisfied with the work and would definitely engage Blue Pencil again.”