There were not a lot of posts in the last few weeks, as I've been too busy. I finished my thesis, published a book (Unearthly Companion) and I also did a lot to promote it.
It's a lot of work to publish a book. First of all, one has to write it. Then comes editing, formatting, cover design, publishing and promotion. I could have started with promotion, as it is so important, and you need to start promoting the book well before publishing it, and you also have to continue it afterwards. Otherwise, nobody will know about its existence, no matter how good the book may be.
I did all these myself. It's a lot of work, but I find it rewarding, esp. when somebody emails me telling me how much he or she enjoyed reading my works. (So if you have anything like that to tell me, please, feel free to do so.)
I have learnt a lot about the publishing industry, and many people have offered me help in spreading the word about the book (for which I am grateful for all of them). I think I am very fortunate.