It’s purely the love & passion for reading books that lead to the birth of BookGeeks. Through this unique platform, the BookGeeks team promotes Indian Writing & Indian Authors. They review books written by Indian authors and also take interviews of Indian authors, publishers & book lovers. Before starting the BookGeeks, the founders searched the Internet for good books to add to out to-read list but to their surprise there were no sites that matched their requirement because most of those sites give only a synopsis of the story and leave other important aspects untouched. So they came up with the idea of starting their own book review site and thus it came to life on April ’13.
BookGeeks has been started by three MBA classmates – Ravi, Krishna and Sankalpita. All the three currently have day jobs and BookGeeks takes up most of their free time. Ravi is an Assistant Project Manager in a Steel Plant involved in planning and strategy. Krishna is an editor at sportskeeda.com and Sankalpita is a marketing professional involved in market research and analysis of the steel industry.
Before starting with the bookgeeks the team searched lot of sites which provide the reviews about the books but they found out those reviews usually revolve around the plot and left the all other stuff untouched. So, they took a different approach as they review not only the plot but also the characters, the writing style, the language, the beginning, the flow & the climax, the research, the entertaining tempo & book cover too.
They are hoping to have a presence in online book promotions and online PR for authors and also expand their services to copy-writing, proof-reading, editing etc. They have setup a target of reviewing around 350 books every year and that will remain the primary focus and core competency. Since it has been launched out of passion however the response is overwhelming which led them to think about the potential of book reviews in the growing reading market. Their reviews till now have been unbiased and uninfluenced and they believe that their success lies in that. Their priority would be to give a frank and unbiased review of the books and they are willing to compromise on revenues to give that to esteemed readers.
Geekopedia wishes BookGeeks best of luck for future endeavors.
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