Meet The Co-Author of Accidentally Cupid, Sanchit Garg.
The super hit novel Accidentally Cupid was launched last year; which written by Prachi Gupta and co-authored by Sanchit Garg. Accidentally Cupid is a college romance story which became a bestseller in a short span of time. This was Sanchit’s first work of fiction, which got widely appreciated. Maybe it’s the first brother-sister book which has become a bestseller. He will also be co-authoring the next book in the Accidentally Cupid series with his sister Prachi. He has also created an animated trailer for his sister’s 2nd book, Not My Type of Stranger which is making huge rounds is liked and heavily appreciated by all who were present at the launch event and on YouTube also.
Watch the trailer of Not My Type Of Stranger, next novel of the siblings.
Let’s know the man, about his life, struggle, future and much more.
Sanchit Garg did his B.Tech in Textile Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi), the batch of 2015. He quit his job as a Product Manager with Aditya Birla Group to find his passion and is still working on it. Born and brought up in Ghaziabad, he lives with his parents and loves writing suspense and horror. Right from his childhood, he used to write short horror stories which no one has got the chance to read, not even his friends and family but now he is thinking to get them published soon. In his free time, he enjoys playing RPG and Strategy games on his Laptop. Playing with his guitar and watching anime also interests him. Apart from this, he can be seen doing stuff like adventure sports, designing, animation, coding, dismantling gadgets and much more.
Speaking about his journey to be an author, he is yet to get used to being introduced as an author. Having said that; there is a huge sense of satisfaction and not a little bit of relief at having seen the book through. Enjoyable as it is, writing also came to be a fun for him and he enjoyed discussing the scenes with his sister. She’s a very patient and calm person who would hear his suggestions very carefully. Click here to read Prachi Gupta’s Interview.
Regarding his future profession, he’s not sure which profile he will be working in the next few years from now. Honestly speaking, he just can’t sit idle and can be seen engaged in one thing or the other. Also, he hasn’t thought that far ahead but writing is something he loves and he would like to do as much of it as he can. Suspense genre fascinates him and he wouldn’t mind trying his hands at another genre also. As Accidentally Cupid was a romantic comedy, he preferred co-authoring it. Writing a whole book on romance would have definitely bored him.
The most difficult part of the publishing quest was finding a publisher. They were always confident about the story but after it got rejected by so many publishers, they couldn’t understand why the editors weren’t connecting with it. They doubted whether their story will connect with the people. There are days when you end up doubting all that you have typed up, thinking whether it will connect with anyone at all and wonder if you have wasted all the months of your life. All of it, thankfully, goes away once the book is accepted and is appreciated well by the readers.
Getting established as an author in this high competitive market is too tough for debut authors unless you have a strong profile to interest the publishers or huge bank balance to hire people to do all the tedious stuff for you. Being a pro at marketing also helps. They had none of it. After so many rejections, they were disappointed for a while but then a small publisher met them and in a short while they got a message from him that he liked the story but he has never published fiction. He was an academic book publisher and straight away refused to market so they came on a deal with him that he would only print the books and provide it to them at the cost- sharing basis and rest of the work they would have to do themselves. So, this way it turned out to be a self-published book. Writing, cover designing, marketing and distribution, all was done by the authors. They also contacted all major online retailers like Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm as well as various bookstores for both online and offline distribution of their book. After the book was published and put on various platforms, they started the marketing process. Then it clicked and finally, the hard work paid off.
His all-time favorite author is Paul Coelho and he loves all his books particularly- The Alchemist. Other than that, he loves to read lots of fantasy novels which is completely diverse from his interests in writing. Maybe, in the future, he will get in fantasy too. Everyday things more than anything else is his inspiration to write. He believes that there are a lot of interesting stories waiting to be unfolded around us and we just need to tap those to write.