The 26-year-old author, Savi Sharma, has taken the literary world by storm. Her book, Everyone has a Story, not only topped the charts on Amazon but is also going into re-publishing by Westland.
Eager to launch her book, Savi took the publishing and distributing responsibilities in her own hands and made her debut with Everyone has a Story, last year, which sold over 5000 within a month.
This overwhelming response prompted leading Indian publishers to line up to print the fiction. The tremendous sales of the book resulted in a multi-publisher bid, which was finally bagged by Westland in early 2016.
The book tells the tale of “Meera, a fledgling writer in search of a story that can touch millions of lives and Vivaan who dreams of travelling the world but gets trapped in the corporate world. The story unwinds when Kabir, a cafe manager and Nisha, the despondent cafe customer joins the crew.”
According to Savi, in a way, the story is autobiographical. All characters of Everyone Has A Story are fragments of her own personality, imagination and thoughts. They have been sketched based on her experiences and feelings.
“Meera is a carbon copy of mine. Her search for story, her thoughts about life and love, her struggles and weaknesses, her lifestyle, almost everything is a reflection of mine,” says Savi.
“Vivaan, the bank manager and traveller, is that part of mine who doesn’t just want to live but feel lively. It’s not about escaping what we are doing but exploring so much more in this one lifetime. I love to explore new places and people as they inspire me to write stories”, she says.
“I guessed having stories stuck in my own soul was the reason and the need to hear other people’s stories. But I didn’t just want to hear stories; my heart was aching to tell a beautiful story which would change people’s lives or at least mine,” says Savi.
“The success of her first novel was so significant that it has gone back into reprint and even the second print is an Amazon bestseller,” publishers said.
The book has 112 reviews on Amazon, 80 of which gave her 5 out of 5 stars. Her average was 4.5/5.
Last year, Savi self-published the book, as she had decided to opt out of the conventional publishing route for a faster output. She approached Thompson Press with her manuscript. And so, Everyone Has A Story was out in the open.