Dear Guru Maharaja
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to you!
I used one of the ISBNs you sent me for the book and the review process from Createspace is complete. It is ready to be placed in the market for distribution.
For devotees in the blog who don't know about the book (Twirl Your Beads), it is a collection of Maharaj's writings from blog, Twitter and Kapi Dhvaja during the year 2017. It has Maharaja's poems, quotes, sketches from his diary, bachelor beans recipes and many full color pictures of Maharaja. Radhika Ramana prabhu edited the book. It is a humble offering on behalf of all of us to Maharaja. We thank all the devotees who contributed to the book.
We have chosen Amazon's Createspace as our printer. We do not have to worry about inventory maintenance and distribution channels with them because they offer an on demand printing service and give us access to amazon.com for distribution.
Since NIOS is the publisher and the royalties from the book will go directly to NIOS's account, we need some tax information from NIOS before we can place the book in the market. I have sent you a detailed email on this regard about the information we need. I can also give any information that the NIOS board needs apart from the email I have already sent.
I am leaving to India next week on 24th October for my marriage. We have planned to go to Mayapur after the marriage. I will have internet access in most places I am visiting except Mayapur, if you need any other information. I will be back on 10th November to the States.
Please forgive me for bothering you so much during your travel.
Srinatha Krsna dasa
HpS - Thank you very much. When we read the book it seems nice. Of course, these are extracts from Tom Brown's Diary so they are not like a finished book.
What about making it available in a Kindle or general e-reader format? Especially for this kind of book it seems better, less expensive. Also you are working on the ASA commentary on Upadesamrta, no?
We have been slow in moving this forward officially with NIOS because of the Viva Kultura program, posting the results on the Web-page and the complications with filing our annual tax report with the IRS. These are still problems but near solution. Publishing good products from ASA through NIOS is very important for us.
We will send this post to Nitai-gaurasundara Das and I have just looked at your above mentioned letter in detail. The address is 2129 Stratford Rd. not 219. If we can't make the account directly with our non-profit corporation, NIOS, and it has to be in a personal name, I don't know what your income status would be on this. They might take the statement, contract, that you have from NIOS as making you just and agent, or they might take you as earning the income and then making a donation to NIOS. In any case the amount involved is going to be small in the begining and the letters of declaration make our intentions clear.
We will send the link for this post to NGD!