Interview with Akshay Varma

When did you first start writing?
Well, I first started to write when i was in my high school. I began as a part time blogger, and then day after day began to learn more and more about this profession. In a few months, i was confident enough to let this work become a major part of my life. Things began to change and in a few years i was ready to publish my work for the world.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Actually this is my first book, more being a collection of my pre-published articles. So, there isn't a specific story, but every article i write here depicts a certain situation of our lives. But i have always tried to explore more possibilities, i would soon publish the first part of my epic story. I look forward to working on it. It makes me really excited to work on new projects.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
All my life or everyone else's, people have experienced many different situations which make them either uncomfortable or force them to ask questions to whose answers they may fear to know. But the one thing that perhaps can explain my being motivated towords being an indie author is the fact that i love to ask questions to myself on any situation whether it may hurt or damage my preassumptions or even force me to accept realities abandoning my false notions. That sounds hard, but it excites me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I find my passion in expressing my best ideas and stories the way i dreamed of it. So, the moment i find the best words for my projects and when the story makes me cry as if talking to me. These kind of experiences really makes me happy on my work.
What do your fans mean to you?
There are no FANS for me, there are other versions of ME. I cannot separate one person from the other based on the norms or how one sees a person. Every so called fan of mine, is just an additional version of ME or more common category HUMANS... These notions may sound strange but i believe to speak up all that is the real way to observe anything. No good happens in blabbering about change and resisting the same.
What are you working on next?
As of now, i am working on two projects. One being the epic story i just told you before and the other one on my everyday observations. I plan to release a huge resource of information and inspiration for the readers that can help any person do major change in their lives.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yeah sure. It was an year before when i wrote a New Year greeting for all my friends which sounded to me more of a story than a piece of greeting. So, as i sat down to edit the same, it eventually turned out to become the base of my epic story. Soon,i would be publishing the same in specific parts, so i feel excited.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When i am not writing, you would probably find me with my laptop learning new softwares about designing and editing stuff. At other times, i study for my college courses and i enjoy the work. There used to be days when i would sit idle, doing nothing but these days i cannot stay idle. I wish to work every second of my life.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Over the years working in this field, i came to know that quality reach matters more than quantity reach. So more the like minded people you meet and interact with, more are the refrences and more is the marketing. This one realisation has indeed been the best way for me to market any book.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords provided me a platform to share my stuff to major retailers from the world and places. This helped me reach more people than ever before. I am happy to be a part of it.
Published 2015-08-27.
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Books by This Author

Namaste Thoughts ( Volume I )
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,390. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Screenplays » Mystery
The story is set in the later half of 21st century, after the world is hit by a major crisis. Two people set out in search of guidance and support which helps them in designing a better future for the country. After sacrificing ones career, the two people struggle and explore the many thoughts in real life situations, which lays the foundation for a revolution that changes the entire world.
When I Began to Think My Way ( Volume 1 )
Price: Free! Words: 21,560. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » 12-step programs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Astrology
In the year 2013 and 2014, i wrote a couple of articles and blogs some of which were published while others stayed with me until now as i release a copy of those articles for all of you to read and comment. This eBook will provide you a fresh and rich content which can prove to be a life-changing drug for you.