Interview with S Darling

What is your e-reading device of choice?
iphone
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
At the moment offering some e-books free and allowing the readers to decide how much they want to pay for my e-book,.
Describe your desk
By desk is some-how organised. It can get messy when I am doing research on my book, but after I finish, I clear it up.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I have spent most of my life in UK
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 2001
What's the story behind your latest book?
Unlike most books published on this platform my book is a non-fiction book. i have been interested in the Internet and its potential benefits since 1999. This interest has underpinned my research into some of the development of the Internet i.e. e-commerce and social technologies. Social technologies are ubiquitous, easy to use tools and provide many benefits.
Some of the benefits include better communication and improved collaboration. With social tools like Facebook, Twitter etc. we can communicate and share information directly on a one-to-one basis or one-to-many-basis with friends and families. The ability to communicate on a one-to-many basis can expand our message and enable us to reach a wider audience.
Although it may have some risks i.e. privacy, confidentiality, the benefits may outweigh the risks. You can learn to add value and minimise the risks. My book explains the concept and covers topics such as history of social technologies, features that enables it to expand our messages, benefits, adding value, managing risks, strategy and the future of social technologies.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love writing and the fact that you could publish your book without the hassle of looking for a publisher motivated me to become an indie author. Smashwords has helped me to realise my dream.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have just published on Smashwords and I am yet to know the outcome. I hope to share my progress with you in my future interview. I am hopeful.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy is being able to put my thoughts and research together, organising it in a meaningful way and to see it in print. Also, contributing to sharing knowledge.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a lot to me. Not only do I want to share my knowledge with them, I also hope to learn from them. I believe that everyone has something important to share. We gain more knowledge by listening to others and learning from them.
What are you working on next?
Not sure at this moment in time. But I hope it would be in the same category i.e. social media, social technology or social networking.
Published 2017-11-12.
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Books by This Author

Social Technologies: Creating Value Through Connections
You set the price! Words: 44,850. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Social networking, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Social networking
Gain an understanding of social technologies, the potential benefits and risks and how they can be used to create value. Social technologies are great tools for communication and collaboration. Key insight derived from these tools could be used to solve difficult problems, improve productivity and create better products and services. Learn how some companies have used this tool to their benefit