Interview with Naufar Ganih

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Running my travel business
What is your writing process?
I write and forget about it and come back after a few days
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. Strong and deep
How do you approach cover design?
Make it simple but meaningful
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Personal development. I found them inspiring
What do you read for pleasure?
Marketing strategies
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Blogging
Describe your desk
Crowded
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
20 Years in Manila, over 20 years in Tehran - by reading
When did you first start writing?
Late 90's
What's the story behind your latest book?
Self confidence, thirst of knowledge, family sentiment, creativity and personal excellence
What motivated you to become an indie author?
You see, internet technology inspires ebooks and it is inexpensive to buy and create them and most of the time is free.

My very own experience speaks - I wrote a book but I have hard time to publish it, I approached many people from my enemy, friends, family and including a lady who happened to be a sister of Filipina here in Iran that run her publishing house in the Philippines but I was told it would cost me about 1,750 USD to publish my 170 pages book.

After many months things are not moving forward then I read an article about self-publishing online and decided to give it a shot. I decided to published at Smashwords.com. Indeed motivated me even more. Here you can see the power of the ebook and internet publishing. As I discussed and explored in my next book (writing in progress).

You can read a few lines below:

One of my early challenges is when I wanted to publish a book without first knowing why I wanted it in the first place. I used to insist and keep on telling myself that I want to publish my book and become a published author before I reach 40. Then, I will promote my book by participating in the yearly Tehran book fair that held every month of May at the Iran's huge capital. But what I really wanted and at least capable of doing is to become indie author.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I became an indie author because of Smashwords!

As I said, I read an article about self-publishing online and decided to give it a shot. I decided to published at Smashwords.com. Indeed motivated me even more.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Magic - flows naturally like magic, it ignites your geniuses and creativity. Writing sparks inner transformation and imagination that explodes into anything- you name it; a masterpiece?. It unfold your hidden talent...
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! From feedback to passion and endless inspiration.
What are you working on next?
Another ebook that tells about exploring possibilities and wider horizon - I will disclose the title at the right time.
Published 2018-04-28.
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Books by This Author

The Alchemy of Progress - A Guide in My Transformation Life
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 20,920. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
The Alchemy of Progress is a unique book crafted by Naufar K. Ganih. As a new book, it is a product of many years of reading, a labor of love. This is a true to life experience of the author in his adapted country. As a system, it is being tested and applied by the author in his own personal and business life in the big city of Iran.