Interview with Graham Ride

What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything. Some of the letters I have received over the years for writing my memoir of Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones have been so kind and supportive that they in themselves made the writing worthwhile.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. It was a short story which I still possess and it has never been published. On reflection, it could form the first chapter of a novel. Maybe I should take a look at it one day.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
A Nook Glowlight because I wanted to dabble at low cost. It's fine for my purposes.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I became an indie author in 2001 when I published my memoir, 'Foundation Stone - The influences & Shaping of Brian Jones - Founder of the Rolling Stones'. I was an early user of print-on-demand and was so for two reasons, firstly, I had read several questionably sensational newspaper articles and books about Brian Jones over the years that I did not want a literary agent or publisher pressurising me to join the same ranks. Secondly, the traditional route to market is so slow, months to find an agent, months to find a publisher and months in the queue for your ten minutes of fame. This way my book has never been out of print and is still available on www.foundationstone.co.uk at the same price it was in 2001.
Published 2015-09-12.
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Books by This Author

Foundation Stone - The Legacy Tracks
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 27,220. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This E-book covers just the chapters of the paperback, 'Foundation Stone - The Influences & Shaping of Brian Jones - Founder of the Rolling Stones' which are devoted to various LPs and blues which Brian Jones and the author played and which influenced Brian and hence the Rolling Stones when he founded them. It describes the music which drove Brian Jones and led to the sound of the early Stones.