Lazy Bone Publications: Handwritten Notes To Ease Student Stress

{2 Comments}

0
Snapshot of Smart Notes - Introduction to Business, Sem 1 - F.Y.B.Com
Lazy Bone Publications
Lazy Bone Publications

When you were a student, how much money and time did you spend at the local Xerox-wala during exams? If you weren’t busy being the bright bee who religiously attended all lectures and conscientiously took notes, then you probably spent more time and money at ‘raju xerox’ than you did inside the classroom and on canteen expenses, respectively. Today, students are far more distracted, always pressed for time, and are seeking notes/books that promise to make studying less taxing and more enjoyable

Alekh Huddar
Alekh Huddar

And it was this thought that got Alekh Huddar and Vinesh Savla (both Chartered Accountants) to set-up Lazy Bone Publications. On the face of it, Lazy Bone publishes notes (books) for F.Y.B.Com students. Look a little closer and you will realise that these notes are HANDWRITTEN. Yes, you read that right. Handwritten notes that are simple to comprehend, easy on the eyes and personalised enough to make you believe for the teeniest second that you wrote them.

Here are excerpts from an interview with Alekh Huddar, co-founder of Lazy Bone Publications.

Vinesh Savla
Vinesh Savla

Q: How did the idea of Lazy Bone Publications come about?
A: Many students have this habit of making their own notes because then it becomes easier to revise on the day of exams. I thought why not make such ‘notes’ and distribute them!? I called up Vinesh (a CA tuition friend) a few days after I had the idea, he loved it! So, we set about drafting the business plan and on 21st November, 2011 Lazy Bone Publications was officially launched.

Snapshot of Smart Notes - Introduction to Business, Sem 1 - F.Y.B.Com
Snapshot of Smart Notes – Introduction to Business, Sem 1 – F.Y.B.Com

Q: What sets you apart from other authored books/notes is that your publications are hand-written. How did this materialise?
A: As we started writing the books on our laptops (yes, the content is written by us to ensure quality standards), we realized we are concentrating more on the formatting rather than content. So, we started ‘taking notes’ on paper and that is when we realized that handwritten books will set us apart from all the existing publishers. We visited a few printers and realised that printing hand-written notes would be possible. And, it all just started taking shape from there.

Q: Tell us more about these hand-written notes.
A: Our signature product is our handwritten book series SMART NOTES. For a student, Smart Notes is a friend who is explaining him the content in the language he understands. These effective, relevant hand-written notes are, for now available only for F.Y.B.Com students. By the end of November, Smart Notes will be available for T.Y.B.com students as well. Smart Notes can be purchased at all leading book stores as well as prominent Xerox-walas outside many colleges. Soft copies of these notes are not out as yet, as students don’t use debit cards because of which payment becomes a problem.

Smart Notes - Handwritten Notes For You
Smart Notes – Handwritten Notes For You

Q: Do you plan to publish Smart Notes for different streams like BBI, BAF, etc. as well? And do you plan to target different universities?
A: Over the next two years, we want to gain a strong foothold in the commerce stream from F.Y.J.C to T.Y.B.Com. We are also working on BBI (Fifth Semester) notes which will should be launched in May 2013. We are looking to target courses like BFM, BAF, BMS, too as they are theory driven courses and hence, a perfect market for us. Once we have established ourselves in the Commerce Stream of Mumbai University, we will move to other streams and other cities as well. Also, coaching classes are interested in our offerings and we will customise and supply notes to them too. The future is looking exciting and promising for sure.

An exciting and promising future it is, for students who now have access to to-the-point notes that I suppose will surely reduce study time. This business idea of publishing notes is old but Lazy Bone has given it a unique twist and I think students will surely take to it. On a personal note, my sister already has.

Post By Hilonee Furia (29 Posts)

Sometimes I wish I was Shandler – quirky like Sheldon and sarcastic + funny like Chandler. But then, I am me. The girl who needs her life to be a collage of small joys, brain-tickling conversations and as impulsive as it is cautious.

Connect

Hilonee Furia

Hilonee Furia
Sometimes I wish I was Shandler – quirky like Sheldon and sarcastic + funny like Chandler. But then, I am me. The girl who needs her life to be a collage of small joys, brain-tickling conversations and as impulsive as it is cautious.
  • RISHAB

    how do i get hrm books for fy
    13-14

  • PREETI

    i want to know the book store where i can smart notes for ty bcom .please suggest some as soon as possible.