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Qissa Self-publishing

Pakistan's first self-publishing platform


founded in Aug’16 by a bunch of literary activists
to enable writers to self-publish
their work.

Publish Digitally

to sell E-books of your work


Publish In Print

to sell hard copies of your work


Build Readership

by showcasing your work on Qissa


Make Money

when your readers buy your work


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Steps to get started

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1- Manuscript

Do you have it in soft form?

2- Book Cover

Have you got it designed?


3- Editing

Is it ready for publishing?

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Someone who types

I have manuscript on pages, need to get it typed

Someone who designs

I have an idea in mind, need to get it designed

Someone who edits

I have manuscript finalized, need to get it edited

Impact we made

our success stories

Aroosa Mushtaq


Aroosa was one of the participants of Daastan’s Literary Fellowship Program (Batch 1) who was featured in PTV World’s Show ‘World This Morning


Omar Iftikhar


An award winning journalist with 12 years of experience. He is a finalist of ‘The Stories Untold‘ who is the first author to publish three books on our platform


Laiba Sehrish


Laiba, at the age of 18, became Daastan’s Fastest Crowdfunded Author by raising 35,000 PKR within a week. Her work ‘Abductions from the Lethe‘ gives hope to the hopeless


Neeraj Brahmankar


Neeraj was a finalist of ‘The Stories Untold’ who became an overnight celebrity when we published him. Local print and electronic media covered him


Wajiha Shahid


She is a telecom engineer, currently pursuing Masters in IT. who raised 25,000 PKR through preorders within a week using our platform to self-publish her novel.

Tooba Arshad


Tooba is a graduate of NED, Karachi who has the honor to be Daastan’s first ever crowdfunded author who raised 35,000 PKR for her work through pre-orders


Zeenat HakimJee


Daughter of late journalist, Ahmed Jivanjee, Zeenat Iqbal Hakimjee is a fiction writer/poetess who loves weaving magic for children with her words


Afraz Jabeen


Finalist of ‘The Stories Untold‘ who teaches in University of Management Sciences, Lahore. She was a panelist speaker in King Edward’s Literary Festival


Abdul Hafeez


Abdul Hafeez Fazli is a Professor and former chairman of the Department of Philosophy, University of the Punjab. He published his research work through Daastan.


By the way! I was wondering

Who are the angels behind this cause?

Syed Ommer Amer


He is founder and CEO of Daastan. The story started when he wanted to get published. Unable to find a publisher, he built this empire which is now the first and the foremost choice Pakistani authors.


Sidra Amin


One of the founding member of Daastan who named our publishing wing ‘Qissa‘. She has actively worked to build, market and scale the publishing wing and helped us move from zero to 2000+ authors in one (01) year.

Team Daastan


After three years of struggle, we were able to put together this bunch of literary geeks who believed in our dream of ‘reviving literature’ in Pakistan. We present you Team Daastan who is at your service.