Interview with Mark A. Jansen

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is a tool that helps me bring structure to my thoughts. It is also a way for me to gain closure on a project that kept me engaged for quite a while.
What do your fans mean to you?
I will provide a better answer to this question when I have gained some fans ;)
What are you working on next?
I plan to cover more topics related to online advertising.
Who are your favorite authors?
In the field of online marketing, I like to read Avinash Kaushik's blog. I regularly like to read all that goes on "beyond the news of the day" on De Correspondent, a Dutch online journalism initiative.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
my ongoing projects related to online advertising, that really keeps me going especially when there is a good match between my skills and the objective at hand.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to read up on things related to Bitcoin, blockchain and crypto-currencies. When it comes to sports, I like to play basketball and I almost never miss out on the Sunday summary of games played in the Dutch football league
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly through recommendations from friends, and automated recommendations from services such as Amazon
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't recall writing a 'fiction' story... I do remember writing my master's thesis about Bitcoin, which was a lot of fun, and that experience also got me into writing my first ebook on Social Video Advertising
What is your writing process?
First, generating a lot of material, then only later I sort things out and bring order to the chaos. This is the most time-consuming phase. I like to write alone, mostly on weekends, in complete silence.
How do you approach cover design?
First, I write down the main 'tags' of the book, i.e. the main topics. For visual inspiration, I then enter these keywords into the Image search of a search engine.

An alternative I want to explore, is having a professional designer take care of the next ebook cover design.
Published 2017-09-24.
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Books by This Author

Social Video Advertising on Facebook and YouTube
Price: $9.99 $6.99 USD. (30% off until Dec. 31!) Words: 28,110. Language: American English. Published: October 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / internet marketing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Advertising
Strategies and tactics to maximize your business outcomes from advertising on Facebook and YouTube, the largest social video platforms. The author shares experience gained at YouTube (Google) running hundreds of campaigns globally. The book is written for professional media buyers. The book is practical enough that small business owners wondering how to run online video ads can apply it too.