The year that has passed has been one for indulging in activities most of us have previously “not had enough time for.” We have seen people truly embrace their passion and focus on it more than ever before. People have used this year to nurture their skills and prioritise those activities which may have simply been a pastime earlier.
Additionally, as we entered uncertain times in March, we found comfort in community. Information blackholes regarding various aspects of the pandemic were addressed by experts who did their bit to bring a little bit more clarity to our lives.
Things have slowly started going back to the way they were and most of us are getting accustomed to the new normal. However, this does not mean that the activities you did to simply “fill up your time” during lockdown or the community ties you created were in vain. We are living in the age of creating content. All you need is a skill and a story.
And boy, did people share their skills and stories! Many turned to reading books- spending over 10 hours in this noble pursuit, and re-reading (According to Scroll, 25% indulged in re-reading old novels). Fun fact, 60% of readers admitted to reading more than usual during the pandemic. According to The Times Of India, the dystopian genre was popular at the initial stages of the pandemic, but soon made way for self-help books. The readers turned to writers, and social media was filled with people sharing their quotes, poetries, short stories, recipes and survival tips.
Were you one of those who found their inner writer during the lockdown? Or did you strike upon an idea that you feel needs sharing with the masses? Why not collate your expertise into a self-published book and monetise your skill and knowledge.
We bring to you 6 ideas that can get you started on your self-publishing journey.