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Jaya Jha

Activist Writer Award Category: I Write, Therefore I Am (Literature)

About the Nominee: Jaya Jha

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    Jaya Jha

About the Nominee: Jaya Jha

About the Nominee: Jaya Jha

Updated: Feb 10, 2016

Jaya is an author and speaker, having three poetry collections and one novel to her credit. She holds an MBA in Marketing & Strategy from IIM Lucknow and a B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur.

As a co-founder of Pothi.com, she looks after the marketing, finance and day to day operations.

She worked with Google India in product management before starting Pothi.com in 2008. She believes in the disruptive power of technology, which is reinventing and will continue to reinvent the industry. At the same time, she sees publishing as an essentially human endeavour, an act of expression and communication.

Since Jaya Jha started out, over 2,000 authors have reached readers via Pothi’s Print on Demand platform. What makes it more interesting is that these authors come from cities and towns all over India, metros, tier II cities and small towns. They publish in variety of languages. While many stories are told for the world, quite a few are only meant for family, friends or even only for one individual. It is a great platform for young writers who write but do not have a means for commercial publishing. Anyone can get their e-book or physical book published in a matter of few weeks at a very cost effective price of few hundreds for a 30-page book.

About Jaya’s Company: Pothi.com is a revolutionary concept that aims at bringing out closet writers and turn them into successful authors. It also puts the book for selling on their website and only takes a share of book sales. Until very recently, the channel of book publishing was out of reach for most individuals.

Pothi.com aims to demolish the economic, social and technical barriers and make it easy for everyone to tell their stories and spread their ideas.

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