6 Reasons Why ‘The Shot’ became a Bestseller?

10 reasons why The Shot became a bestseller

The Shot- Yogic Thoughts & Mechanics of Pistol Shooting by Hari Prakash is a journey of a commander in Paramilitary forces, developing a strong cross path between the sports of Pistol Shooting & Yogic Spiritual Philosophy. The book catered a strong readership among Voice Verso & also became a bestseller on Amazon Kindle in less than 15 days since it’s launch. Here are 10 reasons why?

Author’s own personal background & qualification

The Author of the book – ‘The Shot’ is a commander in Paramilitary forces in India & he is involved with the sports of Pistol Shooting from two decades.  He has taught many national & international level pistol shooter including Common Wealth Games participant. He is conferred with Vishwamitra Award (Award is given by the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, India to coaches & teachers serving sports), owing to his services.  He has religiously devoured himself into Yoga and has trained for ‘Ashtanga Paddatti'(considered to be the topmost grade in Yogic Spiritual Learning).

Innovative Approach towards Shooting

Pistol Shooting is one of the most popular sports of our era. There are thousands of books on this topic that has already been published. What separates ‘The Shot’ from the rest is the amalgamation of yogic philosophy & the art of pistol shooting. It describes a strong marriage between your ‘oneness’ and how you become the head focus to hit your target every time you see it. It glances over the idea of life while discovering the journey of the sport.

The Author doing Yoga
Padma Asana pose by the author with graphics of target behind

Tonal Quality & Credibility

The overall book is quite fast paced and have a strong authoritative tone. It brings readers over the edge of their seats while reading it. It feels like a textbook or a handbook for readers who wants to pursue the career in pistol shooting sports. The experience and sheer amount of dedication, this book was written in provides an authoritarian language to the book.  There are a lot of “you shoulds” instead of “you cans” in the book.

Simple Language and less wordiness

The author has put forth his two decades of experience in this book, yet it sounds so simple and realistic. It binds the readers in a way that, they try to gain more focused life post reading it. It talks deep into the core of readers as to how you should. muster your full potential.  Dr. Deepa Vanjani, a notable  Ph.D., professor in English has edited the book in such a way that it encompasses every idea of a yogi & a shooter.

Highly Realistic

The author Mr. Hari Prakash himself has claimed that this book if read voraciously will indeed ignite a spark among youths & make them focus their targets in life. It defines the art of Pistol Shooting to its core. Right from, taking the stance, understanding the target, knowing about the grip etc. It also showcases, how yoga influences the mind to do unthinkable.

Stages of grip
Stages of grip from the book – ‘The Shot By Hari Prakash’

Extensively Researched & Well Academically Agreeable

The Shot paints the picture so clearly that, it provides well-articulated insights about pistol shooting. Author Hari Prakash has shared tons of research data that willfully compels readers to get hooked. For eg – the angle at which a shooter needs to take the stance, the angle at which the shooter should hold the pistol, the points distribution of the target etc. Lastly, it has an extensive Question & Answer at the end of the book, to express all the doubts a newbie shooter might have. It gives a sense of purpose to the readers to become professionally trained shooters.

Types.of Stance
Types of stance from the book ‘The Shot by Hari Prakash’

Where can we find this book to read?

You can get it on Amazon  – Kindle USA, Kindle India , Kindle UK , Smashwords & you can provide your  review the book at Goodreads.

#1 Bestseller @Amazon
#1 Bestseller at Amazon Kindle. The Shot by Hari Prakash

Voice Verso Private Beta Launch

Voice Verso DIY book publishiing tool.
Voice Verso Stats
Here’s Voice Verso, so far!

The Launch

On 31st July 2016 around 12pm(IST), Voice Verso released its private beta for  its privilege authors who would love to try the revolutionary DIY(Do it Yourself) book writing and publishing tool. To our overwhelming disbelief, around 25 authors signed up in just 24 hours of the release, to prove us that we are on a right track.
Since, then we are growing with a moderate speed of eminent writers, with the tally reaching up to 75 authors.
The Daily Active Writers(DAW) which is one of the key metrics to our growth is around 45 and we intent to increase that more and more.
After 1 month of our launch(i.e. – 31st August 2016), we released a new feature, wherein photographers, fashion blogger, visual storytellers, etc. can create their visual anthologies and portfolios using our revolutionary page by page image uploading option.

The Product

Voice Verso is first of its kind DIY(Do it Yourself) book writing, publishing and selling too. It is an end to end solution for budding authors to turn out to be best-selling authors. The product have been designed keeping in mind the craftsmanship of artists, poets, storytellers etc. to create their book page by page using our propitiatory “Drag and Drop book turning and 3D book modeling tool”. This way the writers fell as if they are writing and creating their own book, thereby making us a truly indie publishing platform. It takes out the boring cluttered manuscript and age-old Microsoft Word writing practices and gives a feel to the authors as if they are truly interacting with their content.

DIY book publishing tool screenshot-from-2016-08-05-181717 screenshot-from-2016-08-05-181752 screenshot-from-2016-08-05-185445Page by Page making your own book.

What we intend to do?

Our future goals is to make every budding author, who ever have dreamed of publishing their books; a best seller. Our goal for coming 6 months is to publish the books of 100+ authors and make them sell it online. With the positive acceptance of the ecosystem all around, I see that we will hit our benchmark real soon.  There are 120 million authors that goes unnoticed every year. Even, J K Rowling rejected 20 times, only to get her first Harry Potter . We want to cut this lag time for authors, so that they accelerate the book publishing process faster and better.

 

Our USPS

1) Multiple Books management system

Facing a writer’s block already with the first manuscript? No worries, you can publish multiple books. And, you have the access of all of them at one single place.

Publish Multiple Books with Voice Verso
Your personalized multiple books management system.

2) You can publish unlimited eBooks FREE.

Publishing eBooks demands no costing from Voice Verso. Even, publishing paperbacks too. 😀 You will get to see this in my last section.

3) Chose a befitting Genre for your Book

From sci-fi to romance, from short stories to poems, from kindergarten to academics , from article anthologies to business and corporate books and from photography portfolios to modeling shoots. Publish anything under the sun and assign your befitting genre.

Genre for your book
Assign your Genre

 

4) Targeted readership and data visualization to track/sell your books to them

Which Facebook page of which demographic from what country, from what city, from what gender, from what age group and from what reading habits is interested in buying your book? Target that and generate sales per copy. So, that you don’t have to waste time marketing it door to door. You can all do this by Voice Verso’s Smart Targeted book readership recommendations and data visualization real-time tracking tool.

Targeted Readership and book marketing track
What is your Readership looks like?

5) Buy/Sell books on Voice Verso e-commerce and promote too.-

You can buy and sell your books on Voice Verso e-commerce and you can promote your titles on other retailers like Flipkart, Amazon, Kindle , iBook store etc. And, best part is you can do this all FREE.

6) In line book editing

You can select editors for per page or multiple pages editing  as in when you need to do so. Your DIY book will be co shared with the editor of your choice and then you can give them privileges to edit your book. Furthermore, you can keep tabs of the editing  first hand. This avoids hassle and communication lags between authors and editors.

7) No Cash upfront

Remember at point 3, I told you that you can publish both eBooks and Paperbacks free? Yes, you heard it right. We at Voice Verso, understand that, authors may not have enough economics to support their book publishing, editing , marketing and selling endeavors. So, we do not demand any cash. However, for using premium services we demand meager royalty ranging from 0% to 50%. Wait, did I just say – “0%”? Yes, you heard it right, there is a plan in the tool(which is least) which helps authors to publish and sell their books by keeping up 100% royalty. How cool is that?

8) Book Publishing houses aggregation

This is our futuristic attempt. We are in talks with some good old and famous traditional publishing houses to collaborate with us. Using our tool, if your book performs real well or you become our premium author, you will get a chance to choose your favorite book publishing house with your negotiable royalties and you can publish your book with them too. Told you, truly a best-selling deal here!

Conclusion

Voice Verso is making an end to end all round authors and readers marketplace. With our refined iterations with tech, we want to offer best possible book writing, publishing, editing, marketing and selling experience to our authors. We are hopeful to serve the author community in best of their interests. Keeping that in mind , we have kept the platform an “invite only” deal. Meaning, only privilege writers, poets, authors etc. who are serious enough to publish their books can try and receive the fruits of our tech. We are adamant to do so, to keep up content and publishing quality. However, we are excited to make platform live for all very soon.

Next Up! –

What we have in plans for next 100 days is to give multiple freemium templates and marketplace of editors to make your book publishing a boost. Do keep in touch with us on the same as the new update is releasing soon.

Meanwhile, for all those who’ve already started, I urge them to  keep writing your book, page by page  everyday. You may never know, you will see new surprises for your good every day. 🙂

Those, who want to start your journey you may request your invite and kick-start.

“Looking forward to produce best sellers”