Earlier this month, Ravinder Singh left his job with Microsoft in Hyderabad and moved to Delhi to pursue writing full-time.
His first book, I Too Had A Love Story, became a bestseller in 2008. “I never thought my book would change my life and career,” he says.
While Chetan Bhagat’s rise to fame has been well-documented, authors such as Singh, Amish Tripathi and Ashwin Sanghi figure alongside him in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, which ranked people based on money and fame earned between October 2011 and September 2012.
In one year, Tripathi made about Rs. 10 crore, Bhagat Rs. 3.29 crore, Sanghi Rs. 98 lakh and Singh Rs. 42 lakh.
So lucrative is the profession that Ravi Subramanian, a Mumbai-based banker and author of If God Was A Banker, managed to buy a BMW with his royalty money alone.