Interview with Richard Hipgrave

What's the story behind your latest book?
The original, hardback, version of this book came out in the 1980's.

We really enjoyed the experience of working on it together, and the book was well-received.

It's always been in demand in the second-hand market, and we thought that it would be fun to revise and extend it as an e-book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As authors, it's nice to be free of the pressure of deadlines, and to have the control and flexibility that comes with e-book publishing and distribution.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that someone is going to laugh or learn from what we've written.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life is great: there's always something unexpected and something good to look forward to.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Using a browser.
What is your writing process?
Just sit down and do it. Then spend a long, long, time looking for the typos.
How do you approach cover design?
We wanted something that captured the spirit of the 1960s - and something not too arty or pretentious. People wore lots of badges in the 1960s which seemed to fit, and the badges on our cover also tell you something about what's going to be in the book.
What do you read for pleasure?
We read very widely - from football results to the works of Shakespeare.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Sony Reader PRS-T1.
Describe your desk
The desk is 'ordered chaos'. There are two screens, assorted piles of notes, a maze of cables, unopened mail, randomly scattered Post-It Notes and the switch that turns on the sound system used to play the 9,000 songs stored in iTunes.
Published 2013-09-10.
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Books by This Author

Fantastic Sixties Trivia Book: Everything You Should Have Remembered Or Need To Know About The 1960s
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,460. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
This trivia quiz book has questions covering the social history of the 1960s, pop, rock, jazz, psychedelia, alternative culture, magazines, pop art, fashion, books, film, sport, etc. - in fact everything that shaped the most mind-blowing decade of them all! It's based on an enduring cult classic print book which the authors have revised and extended. It's also got new cool pictures.