Interview with Jonathan Sandling

When did you first start writing?
I have always enjoyed writing and have always written in one way or another. Much of my writing has been of an academic nature and it was only natural that this would have eventually led me creating nonfiction books. I blog regularly about responsible leadership, management theory and social responsibility in business. I greatly enjoy writing and I hope that the content of my books provides interesting and enjoyable reading.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
There are two main reasons. Firstly, I have read some fantastic independent work by some great authors which has provided me with a vast amount of valuable information. This has inspired me to write similar books myself. Secondly, I have read many astonishingly poor books that I knew I could do a better job.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am fairly new to Smashwords so I will have to wait and see.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When a project has been completed there is a great feeling of satisfaction. Also when positive comments and reviews are received following initial publication it inspires further work and projects.
What do your fans mean to you?
I do not class my readers as fans, that would be ridiculous. However I greatly appreciate anyone who takes the time to download and read what I have written.
What are you working on next?
I have published a number of manageable nonfiction books which I have priced as either free or $0.99 however I am currently working on a more comprehensive project around social responsibility and responsible leadership in the businesses of tomorrow.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend time with my family and friends and play lawn bowls.
What is your writing process?
I focus on a main theme or topic, divide it up into sub section, make notes within those sections and then begin to expand. I start from the core principles and expand rather than the other way around. This provide a methodical and structured process for me to follow.
How do you approach cover design?
Avoid the task due to my lack of ability and get someone else to do it.
Describe your desk
Rectangle and wooden and I am often found asleep over it.
Published 2014-10-14.
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