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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Nov 11, 2021

Mark interviews Vikrant Shaurya, CEO and Founder of

Prior to the interview, Mark shares an extremely brief personal update with crappy audio from a Vegas hotel room and a word about this episode's sponsor.

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In their conversation Mark and Vikrant talk about:

  • The story of how Vikrant got started in writing
  • Spending more time in the college library than in classe
  • Starting a company, making a number of mistakes, and being left with no money and being forced to shut down the business
  • Discovering self-publishing and working hard to write and go through the publishing process
  • Creating a "done for you" publishing company to help entrepreneurs and speakers
  • Who Vikrant's ideal client is and the detailed customized process of ensuring their book is written using their insights/knowledge/experience in their unique voice
  • The packages and costs of making the book a bestseller on Amazon
  • The process of the angel writers who work closely with clients
  • Going through the book chapter by chapter with the client with unlimited revisions
  • Potential opportunities for writers to work for Bestselling Book as angel writers
  • And more...

After the interview, Mark reflects on the various needs and pathways for different types of writers and where a service like might fit in to that.

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Vikrant Shaurya is the CEO & Founder of, #1 Bestselling Author, sought-after Book Launch Manager, and an internationally recognized Digital Publishing Expert. He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and first-time authors actualize their dreams by joining them in their self-publishing journeys through his courses, coaching, and done-for-you services.


The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0