Interview With Ajitabha Bose

  1. What inspired you to become an author and video content master?

Being brought up in Bengali family, I was always inclined towards literature. When I was a kid, my mother used to recite Shri Rabindranath Tagore’s poem to me. And generation after generation our family was in into theaters and dramas. My grandfather was a theater artist, my father is an artist and director and I guess film making and direction runs in my veins.

  1. Define Ajitabha in 3 words.

Workaholic, Honest and Jolly.

  1. From where you derived the idea to write record holder smallest pocket book?

The idea of pocket book came to me when I was traveling back to my hometown in the year 2015. I was reading a novel and there was a girl sitting next to me who was staring at the book. All of a sudden she said,” How do you read such fat books! These fat books are the reason why don’t like reading”. Being an author myself, I was a bit unhappy with the statement. I curiously asked her the reason for the same. She said that she is a college going student and she never had enough time for the course books, leave apart the novels or the story books.

Ajitabha Bose
Ajitabha Posing With His Book

I was totally convinced and that day the idea of pocket book came to me. I spoke to my publisher and they liked it too. I had the idea to write a short story of 6000-7000 words and make the size of the book smaller, as small as a pocket dairy. After publishing 4 books, I published my first pocket book in the year 2015 and named it The Pocket Love Story. The book did an average sale but the concept was an instant hit. Everyone liked the concept of the small size pocket book. I was approached by various national record organizations and I qualified for it as well. It became the smallest book ever published in India certified by Limca Book of Records.

  1. Your inspiration?

I am inspired by Mr. Shah Rukh Khan. His journey from being nothing to the spectacular success he owns today is very inspirational. He is truly an inspiration for millions.

  1. Your upcoming projects?

I am current writing my next pocket book and working on a web series which are likely to release in 2017.

  1. If you were not an author then what were you?

A filmmaker. I just love making videos, documentaries and films. I love entertaining people in every means.

  1. Your favorite one liner?

Life is very short to hate someone. Spread love and happiness where you go. Fraction of it will always come back to you.

  1. What are problem faced during finding publisher for your first book?

Honestly speaking, I didn’t face any problem finding publisher for my first book. I began with a short story for a self-published anthology. Then I edited one anthology. Then I self-published my first pocket book. I was then approached for a traditional publishing by the same publisher for my last pocket book named In Love With Shah Rukh Khan.

  1. What message you want to convey for the youths?

Work hard and keep patience. Success and fame doesn’t come overnight. You really have to give your blood and sweat in order to achieve the term called SUCCESS. Focus on your work and be dedicated, trust me God has its own way to bestow love and happiness.

Kumar Kaustubh

Kumar Kaustubh

Kumar Kaustubh is an Indian author and has pen downed 6 novels and more then 500 poems. A passionate author and aspiring journalist.

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