Interview with Massimo Conti

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Ipad and kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social media
Describe your desk
On my desk I have 2 Notebooks, 1 Scanner, 2 Hard Disks, Dvd, 1 Camera, Pens and pencils
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in La Spezia near to Portovenere and Cinque Terre Italy.
The beautiful locations surrounding have influenced the writing but photography even more.
When did you first start writing?
I started to write in 1992
What's the story behind your latest book?
In the past two years I was writing Guide books for travelers who are visiting Italy in particular Liguria and Tuscany.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love the fact to be totally independent and to be able to publish anything I like. This is absolutely fantastic
I simply love Smashwords :)
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
All my books are picture books so this condition does not facilitate the success of the book. Photo e-books in fact must be published in low resolution and this unfortunately does not contribute to the success of the publication.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
to share with the public my emotions and my views
What do your fans mean to you?
they are the energy that drives you to publish your next book
What are you working on next?
Guide to Lunigiana
Who are your favorite authors?
B. Chatwin "what am I doing here"
P. Bowles "The sheltering sky"
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Art and women :)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Taking photographs
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Basically on web
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
yes "The Silence of the Gods"
What is your writing process?
The work begins with a great search for information on the subject
How do you approach cover design?
Usually my cover books are my own photographs
What do you read for pleasure?
Travel books
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think was "Emanuelle" by Emanuelle Arsan and ...yeah ... the book has helped to have a better understanding on women thought
Published 2016-06-03.
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Books by This Author

Culture and Territory in Lunigiana
Price: Free! Words: 36,590. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
CULTURE AND TERRITORY IN LUNIGIANA An astonishing journey between Tuscany and Liguria
Live Your Dream
Price: Free! Words: 52,750. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel
Holiday Villas and Apartments in Cinque Terre and Surroundings
The Treasure of Portovenere
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
An enchanting journey in the waters where according to legend, was born Venus (in Italian Venere) the Roman Goddess associated with love, beauty and fertility.