Focused on self-improvement, without being a perfectionist, Selfienomics aims to change the way people perceive various aspects of their life. The purpose of the book is to open a dialogue about the things that affect daily lives that one may not normally think about.
The Book was launched at Oxford Bookstores, Park Street, Kolkata on December 9, 2016 in the presence of Yajnaseni Chakroborty, Former Journalist and Chief Co-ordinator of Kolkata Literary Meet (KALAM).
After the introduction by Neelanjana Dey, Moderator,Oxford Bookstore, the microphone was given to Yajnaseni and Revant for a fun-filled Q&A. The Q&A session revolved around how Revant intentionally included many “hidden jokes” in the book, because a self-help book is more useful the 2nd time one reads it. Revant revealed why he named the book Selfienomics and also talked about how he never read a self-help book before finishing the first draft of the book. Yajnaseni and Revant went on to talk about how Selfienomics was not specifically to cater to a younger audience or taking an unconventional approach. The focus of the book was not on “What TO Think” but on “how to think”.
When asked how Revant stayed motivated during the entire process with so much of research, late nights and post-publishing procedures, the 22-year-old said, “I changed my email password to #Iamanauthor. Every time, I typed my password, it motivated me to complete my book. This particularly helped when I accidently deleted 2 chapters. I had taken 1 month to write those chapters. I got frustrated. I thought of giving up the book. But the simple act of typing #Iamanauthor made me go ahead with the book and rewrite the chapters. I had first put #IhopeTobeanauthor as the password, and Gmail said, my password is too weak. “
In a nutshell, Selfienomics combines fun with philosophy and is realistic for 21st century lifestyles. Through his book, SELFIENOMICS, Revant hopes to create a knowledge revolution in India by improving and organizing people’s though processes. The author has dedicated the book to his mother, along with other members of his family and friends.