Bestselling author and entrepreneur Rashmi Bansal’s eBook publishing venture Bloody Good Book has joined hands with leading publisher Westland Ltd to announce the publication of debutant author and Bloody Good Book find Uday Satpathy’s novel Brutal.
Brutal will be India’s first crowd sourced and crowd curated thriller novel. It was found through Bloody Good Book, a novel online platform (www.bloodygoodbook.com) that uses the power and wisdom of crowds to discover and nurture great new books.
Bloody Good Book was launched on 2 June 2014. In three months, Bloody Good Book has over 5000 registered members and over 65 books on its platform. Uday Satpathy joined Bloody Good Book in its second month. In a short span of time, his novel Brutal rose quickly to the top of the heap, garnering great reviews from Bloody Good Book members.
Hetika Sanghani, star reviewer at Bloody Good Book said, “140 pages of sheer gripping pages…just absolutely loved the flow, the tension created and the way the story unfolds…The most striking feature is Uday’s brilliance of narrating so many stories together without creating any confusion…infact adding to the tension created making you want to read more and more…Uday-if BGB doesnt publish your manuscript I am definitely bribing you into giving me the entire manuscript…lol….cant wait to know more!!!”
Brutal also received effusive praise from bestselling author of thriller books, Ravi Subramanian. Ravi, author of Bankerupt and God Is A Gamer, said, “Brutal is a thriller packed with extraordinary detail, unbearable thrill and unequalled emotional depth. Uday’s writing is something to watch out for in the coming years.”
Brutal will be published as an eBook by Bloody Good Book and as a print book by Westland Ltd.
Synopsis of Brutal by Uday Satpathy
‘You are in real, real danger’ – a school teacher gets a creepy warning in his mailbox. Seven days later, he massacres eleven of his own students. Two months later, he is gunned down in broad daylight by an obscure militant outfit.
Justice served. The nation pacified. Case closed, the police say. But, two crime reporters think otherwise.
Seeking redemption through this case are Prakash and Seema, ace journalists in their professional lives, but broken individuals in the darkness of their personal hells. As they dig deeper into the mystery, they are led into the ominous forests of Bandhavgarh where an eerily similar massacre had occurred eight years ago. Little do they know that they have stirred up a hornet’s nest.
One by one their leads start turning up in body bags and they are chased by assassins at every corner. Soon they realize that they are pitted against evil powers pervading the business and political DNA of the country, with an unbelievably sinister agenda. As a massive terrorist strike looms over the nation, will Prakash and Seema survive long enough uncover a conspiracy of unimaginable proportions?
Find and follow Brutal at http://bloodygoodbook.com/brutal on Bloody Good Book.
About Bloody Good Book
Bloody Good Book is a unique eBook publishing venture that seeks to channel the power of crowd sourcing and crowd curating to discover and nurture new writing talents.
Moving away from traditional publishing procedures, Bloody Good Book has built an innovative and interactive, over 5000 members strong online platform where writers from all over India are invited and encouraged to submit their manuscripts. The first three chapters of their book are made available online and readers across India are encouraged to read, rate, and review for publication. The top ten best reviewed and most popular manuscripts are reviewed by Bloody Good Book and Westland for publication.
About Westland Ltd
WESTLAND LIMITED is a subsidiary of Trent Limited, a Tata enterprise.
It is the fifth largest English language trade publisher in India. Westland’s bestselling authors include Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Devdutt Pattanaik, Ashok Banker, Rujuta Diwekar, Rashmi Bansal, Anita and Harsha Bhogle and Preeti Shenoy among others.
Since Neilsen has started their Bookscan in India which tracks bestselling titles across the country, Westland has consistently had a strong presence in the top 50 best selling charts. Some of the authors have also found a place in the Forbes list.
It currently has three imprints, which are:
1) Tranquebar Press – for literary fiction and non fiction
2) Westland – for trade books (fiction and non fiction)
3) EastWest – for south India heritage and academic cross over books
Westland has also ventured into Hindi language publishing and children’s books.