I'm a Social Media Entrepreneur, Professor of Digital Marketing, Author of 5 books, Podcaster and an Organic Farmer.


Kiruba Shankar

Speaking at the International Authors Summit

It’s an absolute honour to be invited for the International Authors Summit 2018. A true privilege to share the platform with over 40 well known global authors, publishers and book marketers. Am particularly thrilled to join my favourite NewYork Times Bestselling authors David Allen (Getting Things Done) and Jay Papasan (The ONE Thing).

Here is the list of other New York Times bestselling authors, award-winning writers, publishers, editors, agents and book marketers who join me in this virtual summit.

Honorée Corder (Miracle Morning), Lisa Bodell (Why Simple Wins), Ron Kaufman (Uplifting Service), Michael J. Gelb (How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci), Joanna Penn (Successful Self-Publishing), Elaine Pofeldt (Million Dollar One Person Business), Dave Chesson (The Kindlepreneur), Warren Berger (A More Beautiful Question), Jane Anderson, Lloyd Luna, Mark Coker, Annalisa Parent, Joseph Alexander, Charlie Hoehn, David Burkus, Stephanie Chandler, Sha Nacino, Derek Murphy, Robin Colucci, Barbara Huson, Derek Doepker, Srinivas Rao, Lou Aronica, Shirley Taylor, Tom Morkes, Christina Daves, Kiruba Shankar, Joanne McCall, Sarah Robbins, Anthony Iannarino, David Avrin, Hugh MacLeod, Frazer Rice, Sylvie Blair, Sue Hollis, Heather Hanson Wickman, Cathy Fyock and James Taylor.

These are a brilliant set of people to learn from. Imagine that every day for 5 days you’d get access to exclusive interviews from all these top authors and publishing experts.

As I’m one of the guests being interviewed for it I’ve got you a free front row seat for this incredible online event.

So whether you’re looking to write your first book, publish your next bestseller, or just get inspired, then this event is for you. Join the International Authors Summit! https://internationalauthorssummit.com/?orid=116751&opid=59

When you register for your Free Pass, you’ll discover:

● How to craft a winning book proposal

● How to write bestselling non-fiction books

● How to decide between a traditional, independent, or hybrid publishing model

● How to build your platform as an author

Over 10,000 people from 120 countries attended the last Summit organised by host James Taylor!

Here’s the link, reserve your front row seat NOW!: https://internationalauthorssummit.com/?orid=116751&opid=59

Here’s wishing you the best on your author journey.

Instagrammers Meetup at Vaksana Farms

I’m putting together an Instagrammers Meetup at Vaksana Farms. This is a two-day retreat and unconference where 12 of the most passionate and creative Instagrammers in India will get-together for a weekend of intense knowledge sharing and learning…and sheer fun.

This InstaMeet will be part of the global meetups happening around the world. This is unique because it happens on an organic farm while most others happen in cities.

The event venue is a small farmhouse in the middle of a 13-acre farm.

This is not a commercial event. This is a community event that works on gift economy. It’s a no-profit and no-loss event where everyone equally pitches in. All expenses including food (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner), basic stay, labor, event materials etc will be equally shared by the participants.

If you are an Instagrammer who is fascinated with travel, landscapes, architecture, rural or creative photography, this will be a perfect fit. There are only 12 slots available for this Instameet. We welcome Instagrammers to apply. You are welcome to apply together with friends too. So, do tag your friends.If interested, please fill this form. https://goo.gl/forms/xtlPOiAclUwbyW4E2


The Amazing Feat of Getting the Entire Tamil Film Fraternity to Malaysia

Kudos to Shahul Hameed Dawood (standing next to Kamal) for pulling off the near impossible… organizing a *M.A.S.S.I.V.E* show getting almost the entire Tamil film fraternity to Malaysia…including Rajini and Kamal. This includes all the heroes and heroines of not just the current generation but previous two generations as well.

When I was in KL last year, I remember the time when Shahul and his team had started to ideate on this. Now to see his small but a cracker of a team pull this off is amazing and inspiring.

Wishing the Best for InterviewDesk on its Launch.

Today evening, I’m hosting and moderating the launch event of InterviewDesk, a marketplace which aims to be India’s largest community of interviewers. This is the entrepreneurial venture of Pichumani Durairaj, who comes with over 15 years of HR experience in companies such as Amazon and KLA Tencor.

It’s a fascinating experience to see the kind of planning and preparation that goes into the event. Multiple planning meets, conference calls, minute-by-minute scheduling, group updates over WhatsApp. This level of preparedness is a good indication of the attention to detail that will be invested in the new company.

Here’s wishing InterviewDesk and its team the very best.

The Pledge at the Young Entrepreneur School

Young Entrepreneur School (YES) is an organiztion which aims to encourage entrepreneurship. They have multiple chapters in smaller towns in Tamilnadu for they believe that these places lack opportunity and knowledge.

I was invited to conduct a workshop on Digital Marketing for business to about 80 entrepreneurs.

At the start of the event, everyone too a pledge. Among the many points, the one I liked best was this one.

I will pledge that that I will grow my business by a minimum of 30% year on year.