Interview with Johnny Powers

What's the story behind your latest book?
The true life, including all the secrets, of an outlaw biker.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are everything. As an author, fans are the most important thing. I always listen to my fans and I love to hear their thoughts about each book I write.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Several things. Independence, control and freedom to deliver a good book without outside influence.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Telling a true story about real life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I live in the heart of the great Ozark Mountains. If I'm not writing, I'm enjoying the wonders of nature and my two dogs.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I watch twitter very closely for new books. I also visit several ebook sites regularly.
How do you approach cover design?
I outline the basics and then turn it over to a professional. If the final version excites me, it's a done deal.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Fan word of mouth is by far my greatest marketing asset. Reader's reviews are also very important. And I've good success with internet marketing via search engines.
When did you first start writing?
When I was in school, I loved to read certain subjects, but I hated to write. It wasn't until several years later when I first discovered I had a talent for writing advertising copy that I became interesting in various forms of writing. For the next 20 years I wrote several Self-Help and How-To books, primarily for marketing, business and advertising.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
In successful marketing and sales, multiple options are always a plus. Smashwords offers several methods of getting a book into the hands of readers, which can increase sales. Also, people have preferences or comfort zones, meaning they prefer to use a particular device to read a book. Smashwords offers multiple formats to meet the needs of every reader.
Published 2016-01-12.
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Books by This Author

Outlaw for Life! - Secrets of the Notorious Waterloo Outlaws MC
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 112,220. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016 by Rebel Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Outlaw for Life - Secrets of the Notorious Waterloo Outlaws MC, is written in a bold no holds bared style, which reveals all the secrets about the outlaw biker lifestyle. The author was an active member for fifteen years who climbed from the rank of Prospect to chapter President and beyond.