Interview with Phil Wade

Published 2014-07-13.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have wanted to write ebooks for teachers for a long time. I approached publishers and other organisations but nobody seemed interested. After a year, I had a very specific idea of what I wanted and what I could do. The result are short practical ebooks that I like writing and I hope people like reading.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read lots of online news sites, teacher blogs and online discussions about topics related to my current classes and interests.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my iPad but I sometimes read short news items on my phone.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating ways to condense my experience into a practical form that people can understand quickly.
When did you first start writing?
I remember writing stories in primary school about my friends.
What is your writing process?
The first 2 books were fully formed so I just sat down and wrote them. The rest have to be planned out using the same format.
How do you approach cover design?
I looked for a simple cover and I just adapt it for each new book.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is about how to avoid getting burned out when teaching Business English.
What are you working on next?
I have written 6 books as PDFS so I will convert the rest and upload them. Then, I will work on book 7. After this 10 book series, I have 2 other series in mind.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It provides me with a great platform and range of book formats which friends and new readers can access.
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