Interview with Corrie Lamprecht

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
So far only direct marketing through Facebook. I did get good interest from promotion videos about each book on YouTube.
Describe your desk
Once upon a time I had a beautiful desk. Since moving to a new house I did not had time to me a new desk - yet. It is just a fold-up table with my computer and twin screens on top.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Old South Africa. However, I don't think that much reflected in my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first book about 1994, but no publisher wanted to risk it. Writing for e-Format only started in November 2015. 9 months ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am a very slow typist with about 20 words per minute. In addition my editing takes a very long time. So I had to find a new way. If I need that, I am sure many people will be in the same boat. I found some good solutions ...
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I always loved writing, and I always loved telling people about interesting things they do not know. But then, maybe desperation to generate some income too.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
YES! Definitely. I really appreciate the services and help I get from SmashWords.
They have an excellent, easy system. Their educational videos is the best I have seen so far.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Just to let my mind flow. To sit here for a few hours, then realize a long time has gone. Reading my edits sometimes surprise me.
What do your fans mean to you?
I think everybody that is in any form of creativity needs to know that there is some people out there that appreciate his/her work. I am no exception. A few little pads on the back is a great motivator to go an extra mile (or hours).
What are you working on next?
I am actually working on three projects. Completely different ones. The BIG one is a book about the star constellations, their origins and a bit of Astronomy worked in. Number two is an attempt to write a Fiction novel. I am not sure if I can really do that, I am too serious and too fact based - but I took that challenge on. The third one is a follow up on "Sell your dreams" which is called "Write your Dreams" and that will then lead in to "Market your dreams".
Who are your favorite authors?
A long time ago it was Clive Cussler, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Nowadays I do not really have a favourite anymore. Maybe I could say "The Internet" and "Wikipedia".
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Oh, that is easy. Life. To wake up and realize the world is waiting for me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Actually, lately research and writing takes up probably 80% of the hours in my daytime. I cook, do a bit of walking and 'eye-spy' on people; and I love working in my little garden.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search in Genre, Non-Fiction.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
As book - it was about Aromatherapy. As fiction story .... Nope.
What is your writing process?
I use Google Docs with Voice type, then export to MS-Word and edit. Next I use Text to Speech to read it aloud back to me while I read the text and edit same time. Then it is more edit and edit and edit until I can go through the whole book twice without need for an edit. Finally I polish it up for uploading. Since all my books until now are non-fiction, I do not use a 'sleeping / cooling down' period. That is one feature I like the best in Smashwords.
How do you approach cover design?
Although I am not a graphics designer, I do prefer to do it myself. I play with many ideas, using GIPM or some other simple software.
What do you read for pleasure?
History, politics and Financial posts.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
PDF on my computer. I rather prefer a bit more pleasing lay-out articles.
Published 2016-06-21.
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Books by This Author

Sell Your Dreams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Everybody has dreams. Why not make money selling yours? Here is a guide form start to actually selling it.
e-Book Guide Outside USA - Buy, Write, Publish and Sell – for those outside of the USA
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,370. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
Finally, a guide-book for those people outside of the USA. This eBook Guide presents an overview for both the writer and the buyer. Buying and selling effectively, for the writer how to get more royalties from each sale.
The Emerald Buddha - Its Mysteries and Chronicles
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Emerald Buddha is the most revered Buddhist statue. The story starts in Northern India around 43 BCE and follows the trails throughout war and maritime disaster until the current location in its own dedicated temple at the Royal Palace of Bangkok. This is one of those historical cases where the truth is certainly more interesting than fiction.