Interview with Douglas Marchbanks

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
A combination of Scotland and England. My economics writing and teaching is designed to use easily understandable Standard English.
When did you first start writing?
Writing educational materials for the use of my students and for commissioned work began more than twenty years ago, but publication worldwide under my own name has been only for the last two or three years.
What's the story behind your latest book?
You can pass economics is meant to show the difference between learning economics and applying it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Control over distribution and pricing were the main reasons.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a good partner to have on board. They are experts at distribution, leaving me to concentrate on content.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Not particularly the writing, but seeing and hearing the positive feedback from students.
What do your fans mean to you?
Appreciation is always welcome.
What are you working on next?
Economic history helps us understand what is happening today and my next book demonstrates that.
Who are your favorite authors?
In economics, many very intelligent teachers produce virtually unreadable textbooks and it is a cause of concern that so many people are put off learning and benefitting from a great subject.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to travel and see how societies are managing themselves.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have to admit that I don't have an ebook reader.
Published 2013-08-28.
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Books by This Author

Economics Simplified
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Education
Economics Simplified is designed for those about to begin a university economics course to give them a head start. It is also ideal as a basic primer for non-economists.
You can pass Economics teachers version
Price: $29.99 USD. Words: 12,710. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory
This edition of You can pass Economics authorises the purchaser to issue copies to a bona fide class. This e-book covers the basic concepts of economics in a concise manner and is ideal for those about to commence a university course or for those who wish a grounding in the subject.
You Can Pass Economics
You set the price! Words: 12,760. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Education, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory
This book is designed for students about to embark on a course of study in economics to give them an advantage. It is also for anyone wishing to obtain a basic grounding in the subject. The author is one of the top teaching economists. You can pass economics!
Microeconomics Simplified without charts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / microeconomics
Many students are put off economics by charts and diagrams that may seem like spaghetti. This book simplifies the concepts to permit anyone to absorb the basics of microeconomics.
Microeconomics Simplified
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Education
The book is designed for those about to begin a university course and also for those who only need a concise and understandable introduction to the subject.