Interview with Marcus X. Taylor

How do you approach cover design?
Whatever captures the gist.
What do you read for pleasure?
The Bible
Esquire magazine
Rolling Stone
The Voice.
The Source
Poets & Writers
The New Yorker
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth, so tell a friend.
Describe your desk
My bed.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Utica, N.Y. it has a little bit of this, and a little bit of that just like my writing.
When did you first start writing?
When I was 15.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Me on the streets of NYC promoting my own music, along with some of the people I've met, and the lessons learned, on and along the way.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Everyone who has ever told me: "You should write a book."
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
By making publishing possible without all the publishing, hierarchy malarkey.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The process of crafting words and ideas into pictures for the back of your eyes.
Published 2015-01-22.
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Books by This Author

Miner* Celebrity: How an Underground Artist Found Fame in NYC.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Essay » Sociology
Chronicles some of the events and episodes leading up to Marcus Taylor aka Marvalous, successfully selling his music on the streets of NYC for 7 years. Included in his many supporters are an inordinate amount of celebrities, along with some not as recognized, but none-the-less interesting characters. This so-called underground emcee relates amusing, sobering, and insightful recollections.