Interview with Ajay Anand

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
This is my first book on smashwords. Still waiting for results.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It gives me immense pleasure when I put my ideas and experiences on paper.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean a lot to me. Any comment (favourable or unfavourable) from a fan is a thing to be cherished.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a collection of short stories. These are satires which are based on the day to day life of a common man in India.
Who are your favorite authors?
Rudyard Kipling, Premchand, Khushwant Singh
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Uncertainties which my lie ahead.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I paint a landscape or a portrait or a still life.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I regularly browse various websites which sell ebooks.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a collection of short snippets on mythological characters from Greece. I had written it when I was in school.
What is your writing process?
I write based on intuition. I go with the flow of my thoughts. I do not try to edit too much in order to maintain the freshness of my plot.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story which I read was the story of Ramayana. This taught me the value of good over evil.
How do you approach cover design?
Sometimes, I use widgets and sometimes I use my paintings for cover design.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Jungle Book because of the way the author has vividly picturised jungle life through the eyes of a child.
What do you read for pleasure?
Novels and comics
Published 2016-11-02.
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Books by This Author

Class 10 History Study Guide
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 34,120. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History
This is a guide book which is based on the textbook from NCERT (National Council of Educational Research & Training). This book is based on CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) syllabus which is followed by a majority of private schools in India.
Class 10 Social Science Study Guide
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,840. Language: Hindi. Published: December 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
This is a study guide based on NCERT text book which are followed in Indian schools. This book is in Hindi version; keeping in mind the needs of students who are comfortable with Hindi language. Many students who study in the so called English medium school are often uncomfortable with English version of Social Sciences books. This book will prove highly beneficial for such students.
क्लास 10 इतिहास एग्जाम गाइड
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,780. Language: Hindi. Published: December 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History
यह किताब क्लास 10 की परीक्षा की तैयारी करने वाले छात्रों के लिए अत्यंत उपयोगी साबित होगी। साथ में यह सिविल सर्विस परीक्षा के उम्मीदवारों की भी मदद करेगी। यह किताब सीबीएसई सिलेबस और एनसीईआरटी की टेक्स्टबुक पर आधारित है।
Jungle Book in Hindi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,470. Language: Hindi. Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics
मैंने हाल ही में इस किताब को किसी ऑनलाइन पोर्टल से खरीदा तो मुझे इसे पढ़ने में बड़ा मजा आया। बचपन की कई यादें ताजा हो गईं। इसके बाद मैंने इसे अपने 12 साल के बेटे को यह किताब पढ़ने को दी। उसे भी यह कहानी पहले से पता थी इसलिये इस किताब को वह समझ पा रहा था। मुझे लगा कि वह इसका आनंद सही से नहीं उठा पा रहा है। मैंने सोचा कि यदि इस किताब को हिंदी में अधिकाँश बच्चे इसे आसानी समझ पाएँगे और इसका मजा भी ले सके
Your Train is Running Late
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 65,610. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban
This story is about various problems which one can encounter while travelling by trains; especially during a long distance journey. More often than not, the train never runs on time. A slight disturbance in weather causes inordinate delay in train timings. The lack of concept of ‘customer service’ among the railway staffs, vendors, railway police, etc. further compound the problem and take the joy