Few Things!

People are still asking me about the password, even after making a full post about it. That says how no one reads my notes *sulks*

On a lighter note – “So that means that I am allowed to post long notes… No one reads anyway :)))

*Long Note* alert!!!

Hey everybody,

I just felt like writing to you about so many things which were being piled up since sooooo many days. Hence, this post…

About my books –Β 

Yes, I have once again archived all my books except the current ongoing books. There are a lot of reasons. The most important is that I have been getting emails from different apps and websites if I want to shift there. I don’t know why wordpress is promoting my site. Probably, due to really high traffic on all days. ( Thanks to all of you for this but the number of hits and subscribers on this blog has been incredibly phenomenal in just 2 months)

So, I first got a mail from ink*tt, really longggg back to ask me if I want to shift to their platform with Spark & Spice as the word got around that it was a popular FF with over 1 million reads. They offered to pay me per user-view, that is how they work, but I was not interested so I refused. Then, when I shifted to wordpress, I am getting mails from wordpress to host advertisements here on my blog. Again, I refused them. So they started promoting my site for no reason to more people, regular readers, and non-manan bloggers. Again they asked me, if I would like to post advertisements.
To make it very clear, I’m NOT GETTING PAID here or anywhere else.Β  In fact, I have paid 10K to wordpress team to get access to a lot of plugins and features.

I was advised to join dreamee and few days back I got a mail from an app I have never heard of — It is called : peek’ed. I was asked if I wanted to post my stories on that app and again the same story. Two more mails from unknown sites, I don’t remember the names of and few messages from unknown people had me worried about the access and reach of my books.

A reader messaged me to tell me about the girl who had posted a story similar to mine at another site and later deleted it. She started posting again. Currently, it is a different story and she has every right to write but we are being cautious. She HAS my books already and now, I don’t want to leave things on fate. Leaving anything online for a long time ASKS for people to simply LIFT it.

I know I sound paranoid… and that is why I was not writing about it since so many days. I hate my notes myself. I don’t like to write these, but this is it! I don’t want to sound like a grumpy grandma whining about the same thing again and again. It’s so embarrassing!
But I become a baby when anyone talks about stories.

For the same reason, I will remove Tangles & Ties, initial chapters from here as well. Leaving 67 chapters open is a risk. The story will continue as such from where it is…but older parts will be taken off!!

WHY ME??

Many people ask me this – Why you??
My answer is – No. It’s not just me. It happens with everyone. LOT of writers. Just that others don’t get to know of this. I am lucky enough to have readers who immediately spot it and all the times, the plagiarists were silly enough to post it as manan story only… I’ve known about a writer in India Forums, whose Sujal-kashish fan fics were copied to make Shantanu-Khanank fanfics and the poor girl didn’t know for years. Only when a fan discussed with another about how good it is, they realised, it was the same as the other one.

Also, I am a case of many-times-bitten… I’ll be worried more than any of you can think.

So nothing happened this time. But I don’t want to take risks anymore.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW?

Before you ask – Let me tell you about the fate of Twisted Minds, Spark & Spice and Fire & Ice

I have sent them for copyrighting long back but the Govt. Copyright thing takes more than 12 months… so you know how tedious is the procedure.

I believe that a reader has every right to read the completed story once she has started reading it. The time and energy and emotions invested by a reader are precious and I am grateful to you for that.

So, I take the responsibility and will see to it that you finish the stories you were once reading or wanted to read. I will start posting them one after the other after Tangles & Ties and Beyond Every Border are towards the end and taken off. I want to keep only one story or max two stories online.

The ones that are taken off, like Tangles & Ties and Beyond Every Border will be published as books in case you missed them, or were busy in personal issues/ exams etc or you want to re-read. You can be with me in my present

Readers of Twisted Minds – I have made so many changes in the book that it is useless and irrelevant to post the remaining chapters here. You won’t understand a word of what happened as it is a mystery and there was more to it than you have already read at wattpad. I will suggest, you read the book in entirety.

It is unethical and unfair of me to ask you to buy the book just because you want to finish a story. I will never do that and I won’t compel anyone to buy. It will be up for release in about 3 months and after the contract with publisher ends, say in around six months,Β I will post links to PDF format of the entire book here to be downloaded. It will be once I get a green flag from the publisher.

I hope, I have answered all the queries. If there are more, kindly drop your questions in the comment box below. I will answer all questions ONLY if they are different to what I have posted above.

You cannot skip this note and just ask the FAQs :)))

Thank you for being soooooooooooooooooo patient with me!!!

Sorry for being such a pain!!!

Love you all…

 

58 Comments Add yours

  1. Heaven to hell says:

    Di… It’s ok… When we were facing problems, you were always there for us… Helping us unexpectedly… Now we are family and we should discuss our problems.. so that we together can find solutions… Still you are thinking about your readers even in this phase is commendable… Don’t feel low… We are with you in all your decisions…

  2. Krishnareader says:

    Hey,
    Big fan of your writing. I would love to buy twisted minds and fire and ice. I would be visiting India in October, do you think your books will be available by then? Please let me know when it will be available.

    1. manitavb says:

      Thanks. That’s so sweet of you.
      Yes. By then, at least one of them should be available.

  3. chendubundu says:

    Oh man! not again! Looks like you cant catch a break with the plagiarism…hmmm…I feel so sorry for you to go thru the same shit again and again and again πŸ™

    I was wondering about what had happened to S&S for them to go suddenly invisible, just though some wordpress glitch…anyways…we are always here to support you with your decisions…I just hope that people find some sense (i guess thats too hard to expect, SIGH)

    Where ever you go, we will always be there :P, like the Hutch puppy(not sure if hutch still exists in India, but they had amazing ads)

  4. Madhuri53 says:

    Sorry for late comment. That time I had no time when I read this note and then forgot.
    You know when I read this note I was so glad to see how popular you have become. I felt proud of you. Acheiving such success is not easy. Happy to know how other platforms were offering to join them. It is a big deal.
    But sad part is that being popular comes with it’s disadvantages. And that is copying your story in others name. It’s really painful to see cashing on your hard work.
    I agree with your decision, though it means we can not read your after specific time as you will remove them. But it’s ok for me. I understand.
    I wish you that all your stories which we read and other future stories, to get published.
    For TM, I will wait for PDF link.
    All the best. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  5. Aastha Sondarva says:

    Hey di!
    I totally agree with your decision and you are absolutely right. People will lift it and it can happen again and its better safe than sorry. I am with you in this and I am going to buy the paperback version of twisted minds.
    Just a request please do publish the spark and spice and fire and ice books also in paperback version in future if possible. It’s because I want to keep them with me as my prized possession! I love your books so much!!!
    Lots of love
    Aastha

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you so much Aastha. I will definitely publish all of them πŸ™‚

  6. Pixie pari says:

    Dii…i need to seriously learn a lot from you…when i was approached with dreame i just got ecstatic that my story finally git recognised but forgot that i am giving my story rights to someone else like for almost 5 yrs…now i feel i need to rethink it and i am really happy that all your books will get printed….i really wish that all your readers will buy it instead of just downloading pdf format because great books should be read and preserved in book format to pass on to next generations as they are a valuable treasure of values and lessons irrespective of how modern people became….

    1. manitavb says:

      I know… A lot of writers have told me that. They approach many writers and then try to get them to their site. Basically, they are interested in ‘wattpad readers’ who are diverted to their site giving them traffic.
      You are important medium for them to earn money… respect that. Why give YOUR story rights to anyone??
      Anyway…this is how we learn.
      I wish you all the best in life.
      Keep writing πŸ™‚

  7. Priyanair04 says:

    Thank for for the clarification…just started reading spark and spice and loved it….was not able to c tat few days before and had mailed u about the same…. would b waiting for the book…and about copying some people NVR ever change ….don’t understand wat they get from copying someone work…do they get tat satisfaction Wen u copy other people work…god knows….

  8. Unnati says:

    I don’t know why other people doing this again i everything fine now
    ND dear I m fall in love with yr story so if u need help tell me I will always support you

  9. Khushboo Gupta says:

    You know what you are amazing …you always first think about us .. before you..you know you ar the best. β™₯️
    I love you 😘
    Remember that I am always there for you whatever decision you will take..
    Lot’s & lot’s of love πŸ’ž

  10. Anu says:

    We can totally understand Dii… i literally loved all ua books…
    Also am jus imagining how amazing i would be to read our manan stories as books πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ …I seriously dnt knw if any other fandoms have such amazing writers or not but u r a GEM for us!!
    Also Dii jus hav a doubt wat if u post ua stories as Ebooks in google play books???? i mean do they get plagiarize even in google play books??

  11. Diviya says:

    With u always in your decision and also love to buy your all books also you will release naa spark and spice also fire and ice as a book?

  12. Tanvi Mittal says:

    I really want to read twisted minds.. So i ll buy your bookπŸ€—.. Please notify when it comes out in the market
    Also it is a very good decision
    You have every right on ur book and its not fair on ur part at all if such things are happening..

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hey tt is going to end soon:'( …noooooo plz bigg no manita

  14. Anonymous says:

    It’s a really good decision that you have taken. You are really a great writer and stories are really amazing. I only have one question is there any other way to get your books other then buying like maybe pdf version or any other downloadable way?

    1. manitavb says:

      I’ve already mentioned it above that I will post links for PDF downloads

  15. lovelyrashu says:

    Hi,
    Di I support your decision and totally with you in it as I myself can’t even tolerate when my friends copy my answer in an exam or even at testπŸ˜‰. Please do let me know how to buy your books when it get published as I want to buy it all😊.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Twisted mind sirf india mai published hoga means I m not from India so main kaise apki yeh book buy kar sakongi plz is msg reply karna I am waiting

      1. manitavb says:

        Ebook/ pdf download

  16. chandrasan says:

    We support it decision ❀ u didn’t accepted any offers from other sites!!!!!!! Proud of U ❣❣ and this site of urs is loved by many πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ so happy for U and u deserve it totally πŸ’―πŸ’―

  17. chandrasan says:

    Very very good decision Di! I really understand your concern and it’s always good to be on safer side. U know what am damn damn excited to read twisted minds as a BOOK. It’s going to be my first ever book which am going to buy and read with a cup of coffee wowww the feel 😍😍😍😍❀❀❀ can’t wait yayieeee πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

  18. Anonymous says:

    My heart goes out for you and I can truly understand your plight. But can you please not remove the completed chapters of tangles and ties. I do read the chapters again and again whenever I’m low. Rest you know better.
    Take care.

    1. manitavb says:

      I don’t want to do that either as I will lose new readers. No one will be able to recommend the story to others and no one will be able to begin it from chapter 1.
      The other option is to update faster and not keep it lingering for long

  19. roselein mandala says:

    When you are being so patient .. how can you say you are being a pain .. boo you need to understand.. u r a gem πŸ’ŽπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—… lots and lots of happiness love and luck to you P.S .. I read all your notes πŸ˜‹

  20. Anonymous says:

    Will be there with you in whatever decision you take di…😊😊❀❀❀

  21. AnanyaDas23 says:

    As always.. with you in all your decisions Di.

  22. cancymegha says:

    Totally with you. Will wait for ur older stories to be re published again.

  23. Priyauday says:

    Hey
    We are with you in all your decisions πŸ€—.. will wait and add TM in my collection…Lots of Love to youπŸ˜πŸ’–

  24. Lavina says:

    You are so cute, doc! Read every single word and duly noted πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    1. manitavb says:

      πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–

  25. Usha says:

    Just tell me how n where to buy your books. That’s enough. Want to preserve the book in my library. Good decision. Love you

  26. luv_u_zindagi says:

    Hey
    U have taken such best decision as a writer and we can buy the book for the reading. I’ll like to keep the book in my collection rather having a pdf file.
    Lots of love and hugs to you

  27. muditajain27 says:

    I would definitely like to buy that book
    Please please do let us know about when it is available and where??

    1. manitavb says:

      I will announce it

      1. muditajain27 says:

        Yayieeee

  28. krinal310 says:

    Ok..no problem dii…and u r not pain but pain relief πŸ˜€

    1. manitavb says:

      😘😘

  29. Yheria says:

    Hello
    I have been a loyal reader of your work and have loved each one of characters. I would love to work with you someday. Not on writing because I’m seriously not as good as you are, but I have a few projects in mind. Is there a way I can reach out to you personally maybe in Instagram or email?
    Sorry if it sound creepy in any way πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

    1. manitavb says:

      I’m not really sure what you mean by that… but you can use the contact form at the front page of my blog at http://www.manitav.net or at the top of this page. The contact form leads you to my mailbox at gmail

    2. manitavb says:

      My insta id is @manita_vb and email id is manita.vb@gmail.com

  30. Ruchi Garg says:

    I understand your problems and also the way it kept recurring but I love your all stories so much that in between the exams also I kept on checking for new update on any of your stories… It’s tough to wait so long but I think we don’t have a choice. So correct me if I am wrong – you will post new update of Tangles & ties and BEB and for twisted minds, we can either buy the book or wait for the link which you will upload but still I am confused about fire and ice, spark and spice. Plzzz explain it’s so confusing. Actually I have become a hopeless case myself as I am addicted to your stories.

    1. manitavb says:

      No…no…not your fault.
      It is justified to feel lost…
      Sorry!!!

      Now, you understood correctly about the three and for rest 2 ( F& I and S & S ) I will post them after Tangles and Ties and BEB… and they will follow them…means removed after completion…
      After that, every new story that I post, I will finish here and archive it!
      Thank you for the patience.

  31. Christina Eappen says:

    Its okay di i ubderstand what your are going through. I am going through the same. In fact, my story in dreame crossed 90k in approx 4 months time but they have these set of rules and regulations to follow. And many other stuff. Even ny story got plagiarised and i never knew until the time i read the story myself . She was doing that for mire than 3 months so i know tge feeling. Even when i confronted her she straight forwardly said that she did not copy. So i had to report her.
    I undertmstand you and i am here to support you with every desicion.

    1. manitavb says:

      Oh My God!!!! All my love to you dear!
      I never knew this happened. I hope you are doing fine. I don’t know why I am not able to get over this feeling. Whenever I hear about it, even when it is for you, I feel as if it has happened with me.
      I don’t curse anyone, but these people deserve it – May the shameless ones never achieve anything in life.

      Take care. Be strong!

      1. Christina Eappen says:

        Thank you di… These people really have thick skin. They simoly wont accept their fault. Even i was thinking on taking the book down from wattpad but i cant bring myself up to that and taking the book down from dreame is quiet impossible because of the contract that I signed with them. I dont know why but I am waiting to see whats going to happen next

        1. manitavb says:

          That’s extremely sad and unfortunate. I hope they take strong action against the plagiarist

  32. Sanjukta Chatterjee says:

    1. How and where can I buy TM? ebook as well as hard copy?
    2. When will the next chapter of BEB will be posted?
    Phone is dying, so can’t write much!
    Thanks for informing your fans.

    1. manitavb says:

      1. It will take 3 more months approx… to be out! I will give you the links, here and at all my networking sites.
      2. Next Ch of BEB possibly tomorrow πŸ™‚

      Thank you

  33. Lopamudra says:

    Everything you said true and really act very mature. Today I really felt bad because of some idiotic fellows so many readers have to miss the stories. Even if you do post after such a long time people like me who are working continuously will obviously lost the track. Same for twisted minds… After such a long time I have already forgotten all the names apart from mrinalani and rudra (may be the names are correct). Even after publishing books are copied for example the fault in our stars so many people have copied the content. So I don’t think there is any permanent solution to this problem. Sorry to bother you from my rant. Do whatever you feel is best for you.. Love lopa

    1. manitavb says:

      You are right Lopa. I understand how badly the genuine readers are affected.
      I can assure you that I feel for you and think of ways to make it better.

      You are right. Books get stolen too. But a book is a validation of an author and later you can keep fighting everyone in court. No other solution.

      People are so shameless that they blatantly copy movies, shows, books… and everything they can…

      PS : On a lighter note – Good you have forgotten everything except Rudra and mrinalini… you will now love the book more πŸ˜€

      1. Shipra Jha says:

        Di you should say yes for ads at the end of the day ad pay you per click and you could get a good amounts bloggers on this sites earn upto 20lakhs per month and the readers even don’t have to pay anything and you can remove your writings whenever you want there won’t be an issue. It is known as digital marketing you get paid for your time and hard work

        1. manitavb says:

          So sweet of you to think about me. I am refusing for ads because that causes a lot of cluttering on the blog. For last two months, I’ve shown no interest.
          If you say, I’ll research about it and maybe see a few blogs and then decide, only if doesn’t make the site look weird.
          Thanks for the concern and suggestion.

          1. Shipra Jha says:

            it won’t make it look weired it will on a side or at the top or at the bottoms it will somewhat similar to facebook or youtube ads and marketers and advertiser don’t change their way of popping ads they have a set pattern and if its at the end of paragraph anyone can scroll down this is what I am actually graduating at they want their customer to know about their product and give a glance nothing more

            1. manitavb says:

              Thank you. I’ll find more about it and I’ll ask more questions if need be. Stay blessed

  34. Divya Thampy says:

    Hi
    I have a doubt,where can i get to read tangles and ties full story.I like all your stories especially I am fan of Tangles and ties.I used to read many times.I still wish to that.So where can I read it once you taken older chapters.

    1. manitavb says:

      Right now, it is completely available on this blog. After it is taken off, I will get it published. You will get links for the entire book

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