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Lemon Salt Soda - A humorous novel serialized online

Updated on September 4, 2012
The tattoo that threatens!
The tattoo that threatens!

Lemon Salt Soda - why is it online?

Babloo goes to Goa in his singlehanded struggle to unite couples in spite of suspicious tattoos, short-fused bosses and tradition-bound sisters.

That's the story in brief. Lemon Salt Soda may be read chapter by chapter online here: Now why did I decide to serialize my novel online? What's the gain? What's the catch?

I have been wanting to do this for ages. In 2007, Penguin India published my gamebook, Witchsnare, my first book as writer. (I had only been, and still am, an illustrator of children's books. Don't google "kenny wordsmith" but search for "ashok rajagopalan.")
After Witchsnare, I retold the Odyssey and the Illiad. Recently, I self-published three books on Amazon's Kindle.

But I didn't get any name, fame or much gain from my writing except on Hubpages, thank God for Hubpages. On the internet much is available for free. Articles, news, images, videos... This is my turn, I thought. I can give now and receive later. Now all I have to do is give my best and keep at it till the novel is completely online.

My Books on Amazon

Instant Readership

Most writers are exhibitionists, and I'm no exception. The regular route from writer to reader takes a year or more; the bigger the publisher, the longer the process. Lemon Salt Soda is like fresh fruits plucked from an orchard. As soon as a chapter is out of my hands, it's in yours.
Read the first chapter here: Chapter 1: Deranged Marriages

Hope you enjoy the novel as much as I did writing it. If you have the inclination and the time, please read my blog on that site and give me constructive criticism, compliments or suggestions. I promise to give you laughs.


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