Interview with स्नेहल घाटगे

What motivated you to become an indie author?
The difficulties I encountered in traditional publishing industry is the main reason why I turned to become indie author. In addition e-publishing is now a in-thing by which I can reach not only to regional but international readers.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Yes, I had published a children short story a year ago. I had made it free and it had been downloaded by many readers now
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing in itself is a joy for me.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans and readers mean a lot to me as without them I can't be a successful writer.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search various e-book sites.
What are you working on next?
I have already published on novel in print. The same is also e-published on Smashwords. I am working on another novel with medical background and also a biographical book about nineteenth century woman pioneer in medical field. Both these books are almost ready to publish. As soon as I publish these two books I will complete a novel describing the struggle of a woman doctor who tries to balance her professional as well as family responsibilities. I have already written few chapters of the same.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I remember. Its a novel which just been published in print as well as in e-book format.
How do you approach cover design?
For published novel I had a professional cover image.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
All books by Ayn Rand, Susan Howatch, Kathleen Woodiwiss.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Smartphone
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have my own blog about writing. In addition I can write about my book on Facebook and other social networking sites.
When did you first start writing?
After my retirement from my Medical profession
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story is about the love between two college students who acted in college drama written on the story of Greek sculptor Pygmalion and Galatea. Pygmalion's love for Galatea transforms the sculpture into a living woman form. This myth is used little differently to show how love can transform a very irresponsible college student to become a very renowned doctor who later in life builds almshouses for orphans, poor and aged people.
Published 2014-08-29.
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Books by This Author

अज्ञातवास
You set the price! Words: 90,430. Language: Marathi. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Screenplays » Drama
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