Interview with Ibrahim Jauru

Who are your favorite authors?
Robert .T. Kiyosaki, Donald Truimp,Robert Greene, Richard Templar.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To succeed and get out of poverty. And I know that if I refused to take any action, I might wait too long for something good to happen.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my working time trading on video games items. And spend my leisure time playing video games. Especially, fighting games.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. It was titled: The tortoise and the rabbit. It was amazing because I never could imagine Mr. Tortoise could be that intelligent.
How do you approach cover design?
The more attractive it is, the more chances of selling the book. Basically, a cover design should actually look like the title of the book if one wants a better result.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
THE RULES OF WEALTH by Richard Templar
CASH FLOW QUADRANT by Robert T. Kiyosaki
THINK AND GROW RICH by Napoleon Hill
What do you read for pleasure?
Motivational books or comic books
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Amazon Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
social networking websites
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Lagos city, Nigeria. Where different tribes were mixed, which brought about the need for English speaking competition. Most of us felt that the better our English, the better our chances of doing well in the future.

Since I have experience of some things, I often like to teach it, or document it into writing.
When did you first start writing?
Last ten years a go. It's just that I have never taken it seriously for global fame or publication.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Teaching or guiding anyone whom wants to be a pro, the best, or a legend in e-Sport fighting game. Whether for fame (gaining popularity, or self pride and gaming satisfaction), or for money (winning prizes, earning money via playing or uploading tutorials on YouTube channel, or earning benefits/opportunities like travelling abroad.)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Anytime there is time for action. I feel joy in that part of writing.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! I am as loyal as they are to me.
What are you working on next?
Two projects at a time:
1. Shazam The great Thinker (fiction book)

2. Wayo The Tortoise (fiction story book & the comic version)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Via search engines or word of mouth.
What is your writing process?
Perseverance, until I finish writing.
Describe your desk
Rectangularly grey with jotters and writing materials.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Passion and earning some income simultaneously.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Superb assistance for creating awareness for my book;
Awesome correction of my book for international standard;
and excellent opportunity for my book sales via their website.
Published 2017-01-21.
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