Kevin Bucknall

Biography

I have worked at London University, Griffith University (Australia) and with the United Nations in Bangkok. I have lived in a variety of countries, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the UK. Recently I spend much of my time writing about motivation and study skills and also making videos about Chinese and Japanese culture. I also "entertain" the neighbours by practising the clarinet in order to keep my place as the lowliest clarinet player in the Da Capo concert band in London.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I think about what sort of image might reflect the content best. As I ask only $2.99 for one eBook, and give away two others for free, I cannot afford to pay a designer. I rather like cartoons and classical paintings so spend time checking out free ones online, then discuss it with my wife, Sieska.
What are your six favorite books, and why?
I like so many that I find it hard to choose. In terms of books I reread, Ulyssees by James Joyce would be top of the list. For the others, Agatha Christie would come high, as would Kinky Friedman (never met a woman who liked his books much). James Lee Burke for the Robicheaux books; Donna Leone for Inspector Brunetti books and the Swedish husband and wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö for Inspector Martin Beck. I read for enjoyment and crime or thrillers are my preferred genre. I guess Ulyssees is an aberration!
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Books

Procrastination, Motivation and You
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
A self-improvement manual to help you to increase your motivation and enthusiasm. Results for a student: better exam marks. Results for a worker: better and greater output. Section one deals with procrastination and helps you to identify what might be holding you back. Section two deals with motivation and presents many ways of helping to motivate you and to increase your keenness. (17,120 words)
Free Economics Notes
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Price: Free! Words: 22,920. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Economics
A book of free economics notes based on more than thirty years' experience of teaching and supervising students on three continents
You Too Can Study More Easily: Tips for Dummies and Others
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Price: Free! Words: 24,130. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills
Advice to students on how to improve study methods; this is of relevance to both high school and university students

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