Interview with Dr.Ilango Sivaraman

What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have not seriously adopted any book marketing techniques.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly spiritual books - Also other best selling novels.
Describe your desk
Two lap tops , Tablet, Phone, a scribble pad.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Indian Cities like Coimbatore and Chennai- The culture and the opportunities helped me develop an open mind and a way of wondering the diversity in the thinking pattern of people and non judgmental acceptance.
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing or attempting to write for the last 10 years . Now only have gained the confidence to go for publishing-especially after self publishing came on the horizon.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is an Engineering book. A story book on Mahabharata for children is on the drawing board.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am not able to identify and pinpoint a motivation or a cause that made me write. I think it was inside me. I wrote a drama when I was in 7th Standard.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Well. I think, The way Smashwords is organized, it is going to pay a big role in my life.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I feel a sense of purpose/completion inside me, whenever, I keep writing.
Published 2015-12-03.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

Understanding Electricity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Electrical, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - Engineering
Though major civilized population uses electricity, not every one understands it. They take electricity for granted. Only if there is a electricity failure in the household, it becomes a concern for every one in the household. This book explains the concepts in a clear and simple manner for even a non technical persons can understand.The book also has illustrations to support understanding.
Hydraulics and Hydraulic Circuits
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,560. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Hydraulics
This book explains the principles of Oil Hydraulics ( Fluid Power).- It starts with the concepts of fluid power and gradually includes the different components and accessories used in Hydraulic machines.Thereafter, in simple and clear terms the process of understanding and building hydraulic circuits is explained as a step by step process.The learners would greatly appreciate this work.
Bhima With the Strength of 1000 Elephants
Price: Free! Words: 80. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Classics
This is a Children's book and depicts the story of Bhima,one of the princes of Pandava race.Bhima possesses enormous strength - His father was God of Winds and mother was , Kunti, a queen. The book has many illustrations and shows how Bhima faced challenges from his jealous cousins and also from Demons and Rakshasas( Fierce beings, stronger than humans)
Mahabarath-Retold and Illustrated
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,800. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Adventure » Action
This magical story from Indian shores,that depicts life and the strange culture that was prevailing 5000 years back.The magical story involves Gods,Humans and Demons and their interactions.God's children fail and disappoint and turn themselves responsible for a war that killed millions of people. The story is crying to be heard beyond Indian shores.
Pneumatics and Pneumatic Circuits
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 22,090. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Industrial Technology
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The book covers the fundamentals of Pneumatics and Electro Pneumatics and their applications. Large number of illustrations and circuit diagrams are included in the book for ease of learning.A person, learning from this book can understand/appreciate the principles of Pneumatic Ciruits used by Pneumatic machine manufacturers.