Interview with Steve George

Why did you initially decide to write a book?
As soon as I completed my original diploma course in Hypnotherapy I knew that I had to tell as many people as possible about how excited I was about my new found knowledge. I spent weeks afterwards talking with neighbours and everyone that would listen to me at the company I worked for. Many of the people I spoke to were either interested, or intrigued about hypnotherapy and over the next few months it dawned on me that the best way to get the message out was to write a short book, that people could use to experience the power of hypnosis for themselves.
What is your writing process?
I don't really think I have a writing process as such. I hear from a lot of people, each with their own problems and issues that they'd like to resolve. There are obviously categories of issues that appear again and again and I use these issues as prompts. The books I write tend to be written as short, self development courses, or self-administered work books. I like my publications to be practical as well as informative, so I try wherever possible to decide on a final outcome for the reader, then write in a way that leads the reader through the steps necessary to meet that goal.
When you read for pleasure, is there a specific genre you tend to lean toward?
I must admit, I'm a bit of a Sci-Fi fanatic! Basically, if it's a story that happens 'off-world', or takes place in the distant future.... I'm there!
If you had to choose your five favorite novels, what would you choose?
Wow! Tough question! I try to read at least two books per week and I've been doing that since I got my first kindle a number of years ago. I realise he's a more of a horror author, but I'm in awe of Stephen King's skills as a writer. Two of my fav's would be 'The Stand' and 'It'. I also really enjoyed 'Heathen' by Shaun Hutson. My final two, would be books by Scott Sigler; Infected and earthcore. An easier question would have been to name my favorite 20 books!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Kindle! Having the ability to carry around hundreds of books in a device that fits in my pocket is fantastic.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
To be honest, marketing isn't my greatest forte. I tend to just do 'the usual' things. I let my twitter and facebook followers know when a new book is released and I will notify people who've expressed an interest in the subject matter previously. Everything else is just word of mouth. This less than perfect technique results in about 100+ downloads per month across all retailers, on average.
Describe your desk
It's wooden and has four legs!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Before I joined Smashword, everything I published went to Kindle alone. The problem is that not everyone uses a kindle and if you use one of the many other options, you can't read my books! The selection of retailers that Smashwords supplies has brought a whole new slew of readers that would never have got the oppotuntiy before. So for me, the biggest benefit that Smashwords has provided for me is that I can now help more people solve their problems!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy has to be the knowledge that I can help hundreds of people, in the time it would take me to explain that same subject to one person.
What are you working on next?
A lot of people create anxiety in their lives because they blindly follow their intenal belief structure. I used to do the same thing before i 'saw the light'. There are a few mantras that I now live my life by and they've completely changed my outlook and attitude to everything I see, hear and experience. My next project is to help my readers experience these life enhancing changes for themselves.
Who are your favorite authors?
I sort of answered this question earlier when I listed my favourite five books. I try to read everything written by Stephen King and Scott Sigler, so I guess by default they are my favourite authors.
Published 2016-08-18.
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Help Your Client Reach Their Goals Using The GROW Goal Setting Method - 60 Powerful Questions To Get The Best From Your Clients
Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
In this short ebook you'll find a list of 60 of the most powerful questions you could ask during a GROW based Coaching Session, to help your client identify their Goals, relate their Reality, identify their Options and make a decision about What Actions they will take to achieve those goals.
Improve Your Life with Self Hypnosis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
By simply reading this book and following its suggestions, you'll find that you're in a position to remove stressful thoughts from your mind with very little effort. You'll increase your level of concentration; you'll feel happier, healthier and more relaxed than you ever thought possible. And the best bit? The things you'll need to do to make these amazing changes to your life is FUN!!
Simple Steps to Supreme Self Confidence
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,200. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
You'll discover during the course of this book, that although you've no doubt suffered over the years, at least mentally if not physically because of your low confidence, it's not set in stone that your future is destined to continue in the same vein. By using a series of reflective techniques and simple exercises, you'll soon be experiencing the efffects of your own supreme self confidence!