Dr. Simon Spence has been studying myth and art for over thirty years, and has taught in both schools and universities in the UK and Ireland. He has also retold myths to students and business people throughout the world.
Simon is also the author of the (slightly more complex) "The Image of Jason in Early Greek Myth", available on the iBook store and on Amazon.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The technology has changed so dramatically over the last few years. The introduction of iBook Author by Apple opened up a world of possibilities. I have a long history in the Mac business so wanted to experiment with iBook Author I also studied ancient archaeology and classics for years, so the possibility of combining the two in a children's book was just great. I also like the idea of delivering all aspects of the book- there is a great sense of satisfaction in publishing a book yourself and having 100% control over the process!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords opened up Kindle. Publishing a book to the iBooks Store is easy with iBook Author, but publishing a book on the Amazon's Kindle platform and other vendors is messy. As much as I like a challenge, having Smashwords was wonderful as they made the process so easy and opened up the book to a whole series of distributors.