Face a new challenge and convert it into an opportunity
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
listening to music, watching movies, painting.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It is a memorable one. I remember the first one that was actually a short story about a small kid in Afghanistan being treated by a doctor in London. It is a love story across continents!
What is your writing process?
Straight forward. I have a huge collection of ideas in different media and I try to make them into books if possible.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It instilled confidence in me about the writer in me, even though I didnt take it up seriously. Even now, it is purely out of passion and not as a profession.
How do you approach cover design?
I use photoshop and some online resources.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Abdul Kalam's Wings of Fire, Life of Swami Vivekananda, Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now, Kiran Bedi's biography "I Dare!", Chetan Bhagat's "5 point someone", Chetan Bhagat's "One night at a call center", etc. All these books had a huge impact on me and my writing style. I also have Telugu books that impressed me.
What do you read for pleasure?
fiction and historical fiction. They give me most pleasure
What is your e-reading device of choice?
At present, it is a 4.7inch smart phone but it may change over the next few years to one of the many kindle ebook readers.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I didnt market any of my books aggressively. I adopted a simple promotion strategy by tweets and google plus posts.
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