Interview with Louise A.S.

Describe yourself.
I'm an ambivert person.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was a self-published author a long time ago and sold my books thru a certain bookstore in the Philippines. I also had my stories distributed to Italy, Hong Kong, and the Middle East through wholesale distributors. When I found out about e-book, I checked all possible websites that offer e-book publishing. So, I thought of going into e-book but at the same time have my printed books available only for ordering/delivery. I admit that it is very expensive to have your stories published through your own efforts: spend more on electricity (as I spend more time in front of the computer almost everyday, more than 8 hours a day), printing cost, marketing, etc. At least my efforts paid off during those times, knowing that some of my stories had become bestsellers (that was before wattpad was introduced.)

The content of my stories are easy to read, with simple plots, and with a mix of Filipino and English languages for the benefit of Filipino readers. Being an indie author excites me as I can have my stories published in any format I choose, in whatever theme, and wherever I prefer this to be distributed.

I'm quite new to e-book publishing and preparing manuscripts is quite different from what local publishers require so I had my share of frustrations when I converted my manuscripts based on the e-book publishers' instructions. I had practically spent days and a few weeks trying to get this right.

Since there are so many Filipinos overseas who love to read fiction stories, I wanted to try out publishing online so that my stories could reach them wherever they may be.
What and Why do you prefer your genre for your stories?
I'm inclined to do stories for teens and young adults because I still find teen or YA romance exciting, an example of dreamscaping--- what doesn't happen in real life could happen in fiction.
What are you working on next?
I will try working on stories that are not just about romance and comedy.
What other stories that you will release next time?
Academie Beat
Got A Crush On You
Tattoo, The Generation
A Complicated Commitment
etc.
Published 2014-10-04.
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Books by This Author

Got A Crush On You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,770. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When her mother married his father, they became instant step-siblings, but they were always in each other’s throats. She feels that she is always a nuisance in his stepbrother’s eyes. Then, why is she always expecting for him to somehow like her if she is convinced that he does not? The more she finds herself drawn to him, the harder it is for her to admit her true feelings for him.
Academie Beat
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,440. Language: Tagalog (Filipino). Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Four good-looking Filipino College students formed a pop group to join the Search for the next generation FPOP Superstar. As the competition nears, each of them faces unexpected turn of events and exclusive revelations with an all female ‘bitchy’ group, Incredible Girls, or better known as I.G. Will these affect their journey toward their dreams, or would it be toward disbandment?