Interview with BD Manus

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The knowledge that what I write helps people all over the world.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I listen to music, I just love music, especially classical and jazz. I also enjoy nature photography.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I choose ebooks by both the cover art and the summary. If the cover art blows my mind and the summary sounds interesting, it's just something that I have to read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I wish I did.
What is your writing process?
I have Adhd, so I always find myself working on several projects at the same time. I create the title first then build the story around the title. I know it sounds strange, but somehow it works for me. In fact, I have 9 titles in front of me right now. It might take me twice as long to finish a project, but I will get it completed.
How do you approach cover design?
I like to design my own covers because I feel like if I wrote the book, I should know what I am looking for in a cover. Ever since I discovered GIMP, making cover art is very, very easy.
What do you read for pleasure?
Suspense and mystery novels.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'm old fashioned and still prefer to read books on the computer.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
By blog, twitter, and Google+. If you don't get the word out there, you'll never get any notice because people won't know who you are.
Describe your desk
Desk and wall is cluttered with post-it notes where I have written future book titles and ideas. At this present moment, I count 33.
What things influence your writing?
The things that I write about are the areas in society that I believe need to be fixed. My main goal is to help people improve their current situations for the better.
When did you first start writing?
For as long as I can remember, I've always loved to write about stuff. For me, writing is just another way to expand a persons imagination.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Cost! Being an indie author is nearly free, compared to the thousands of dollars you could spend with a vanity press for the same exact thing. Of course, with being an indie author, you have to devote more time to marketing, but it just comes with the job.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a great and flexible platform that any author can use as a springboard. Smashwords allows me to put a twist on my marketing by giving my books away for free for weeks at a time.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The thought that just one idea can turn into an action and change someones life forever!
Published 2013-10-09.
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