Interview with Matt Cooker

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love Kindle and iPad. They both deliver great experience when reading electronic books.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Cross promotions. Contacting other authors to promote products and build relationship for long-term business presence in the marketplace.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
There is not a better time to publish books as an independent author. We live in the information age where people desire information on certain topics. Some read books for entertainment, others to improve their lives. I focus on the aspect of improving other people's lives in one way or another. This is what motivates me the most to be an author.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Success is not something that happens to you. It's created. So it involves hard work to accomplish a goal, but mostly to reach a success, a lot of failure needs to come along the way. Smashwords helps, because your book can be seen in other distribution channels. We all know that if your book does not get discovered, nothing happens. Smashwords is one step closer to accomplish that goal.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. They are the bloodstream of what I do. Without them, I mean nothing.
What are you working on next?
Developing iOS, Android and other cross-platform applications - not just books.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To make a contribution to the world, because I know that I can provide better reader and customer experience, that's why each day is different. As we involve and expand as individuals, we can offer a lot more than what we thought. That's why each day is exciting to reach out new opportunities.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am spending my time with my family, especially with my newborn and my wife.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover design should be "invisible." What that means is that the cover of my books should not be distracting to the message I am trying to deliver in my books, Instead, it should facilitate and help the reader discover what's best for them. It's the bridge between what I am offering inside and what they see on the outside.
What's Next?
Well, I want to develop not just books, but Android, PC and iOS applications. I am moving in the mobile industry which brings more exciting opportunities and growth.
Published 2014-06-03.
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