New English Novel "Bollywood Extras" by Dr D. Bruno Starrs To Come Out Soon In Hindi!

15/9/2012: Smashwords publishes the full-length black comedy novel "Bollywood Extras" by Dr D. Bruno Starrs in English for US$2.99. It is his 3rd novel in English and soon Dr Starrs will release a Hindi version of this Ebook for no more than US$0.49!
Sept. 23, 2012 - PRLog -- MEDIA RELEASE:


The E-Book of Dr D. Bruno Starrs' novel "Bollywood Extras" is to soon come out in Hindi.

On the 15th of September 2012, Smashwords published the full-length novel "Bollywood Extras" by Dr D. Bruno Starrs in English as an E-book and listed it for sale on the Smashwords 'Premium Status' Catalog (for just US$2.99, or %20 free sampling. See ) which will make it available for use on most if not all e-reading devices.

"Bollywood Extras" has been described as "... a bit like Nabakov's 'Lolita'  meets West's 'The Day of the Locust', but set in contemporary India's Bollywood, not America's Hollywood, and staged against a backdrop of rabid religious terrorism. Written with the unique black humor and literary flair Starrs is renown for, this, his 3rd novel, boldly captures the feel of Mumbai and the small-time players in its big-time film industry, with style, humor, and originality."

Potential readers can sample 20% of "Bollywood Extras" for free. In English only. Reviewers need to just email Dr Starrs at db(dot)starrs(at)gmail(dot)com for the coupon to get it all for free. In English only. They can see other works by Starrs at Also only in English.

Today, however, Dr Starrs entered into a contract with a professional translation service which will see a Hindi version of "Bollywood Extras" uploaded by November 2012 at the latest. The price is yet to be fixed, but it will be very, very cheap! Certainly no more than US 50 cents.

About the Author:
Dr D. Bruno Starrs was born in Adelaide, Australia. He has graduated from six Australian universities and his qualifications include two Masters degrees and a PhD. His hobbies include natural bodybuilding and fitness, traveling, cooking/eating good food and, yes, writing.
This, his most recent novel, "Bollywood Extras", was preceded by the novel "That Blackfella Bloodsucka Dance!" (Germany: JustFiction Edition, 2011) and a collection of writing for the theater entitled "Suicide Plays" (Germany: VDM Verlag, 2009). His first full-length novel was "I Woke Up Feeling Thailand" (Australia: Sid Harta, 2004) and Starrs has published extensively in non-fiction too, with many peer-reviewed film/media journal articles to his name, as well as the academic textbook "Dutch Tilt, Aussie Auteur: The Films of Rolf de Heer" (Germany: VDM Verlag, 2009), which is slated for a second edition release in 2013. Although an Australian resident, Starrs has presented papers at numerous academic conferences, including in Delhi and Kolkata.
When not sequestered away in some wretched garret, filthy and unshaven, but ever so happily writing, Dr Starrs can usually be found teaching Academic Writing and Media Studies at various Australian universities or English as a Foreign Language somewhere in South-East Asia. (He occasionally checks email sent to db(dot)starrs(at) or posts updates on

About Smashwords.
Founded in 2008, Smashwords operates the world’s leading ebook publishing and distributionplatform serving authors, publishers, readers and retailers. Smashwords makes it free and easy for the world’s authors and publishers to instantly publish and distribute their books as multi-format ebooks. Smashwords puts authors and publishers in full control over the pricing, sampling and distribution of their works. Authors and publishers receive up to 85 percent of the net proceeds from sales of their works. Smashwords has distribution relationships with leading online retailers such as Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony and Word-Player, spanning all major mobile platforms including Android, Blackberry and iPhone. Privately held Smashwords is based in Los Gatos, California, and can be reached on the web at

About the Translator:
Watch this space!

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