Interview with Phil Wade

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.
Published 2014-07-13.
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Books by This Author

Prepping Clients for Management Meetings
Series: Prepping Clients for. Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
A short ebook to help business English teachers trainers and coaches help clients prepare for and succeed in management meetings. Cover design by www.bilsboroughdesigns.com .
Prepping Clients for a Visit to a New Supplier
Series: Prepping Clients for. Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
A short ebook to help business English teachers trainers and coaches help clients prepare for visiting a new supplier. Cover design by www.bilsboroughdesigns.com .
Prepping Clients for Trade Fairs
Series: Prepping Clients for. Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
A short ebook to help business English teachers trainers and coaches help clients prepare for trade fairs. Cover design by www.bilsboroughdesigns.com .
Prepping Clients for Financial Reporting
Series: Prepping Clients for. Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
A short ebook to help business English teachers trainers and coaches help clients prepare for and succeed in financial reporting. Cover design by www.bilsboroughdesigns.com .
Prepping Clients for Conference Calls
Series: Prepping Clients for. Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
A short ebook to help business English teachers trainers and coaches help clients prepare for and succeed in conference calls. Cover design by www.bilsboroughdesigns.com .
How To Co-write Ebooks
Series: How To Write Ebooks, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
A quick guide for new authors interested in co-writing an ebook.
How To Write More Ebooks
Series: How To Write Ebooks, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
A quick guide for new authors. It takes you through how to go from ebook 1 to ebook 2 and beyond.
How To Write Ebooks
Series: How To Write Ebooks, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A quick guide for new authors. It covers the idea, the plan, writing, more writing and publishing.
10 Quick Prep 1-2-1 Business English Activities About Work Life
Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
10 easy to prepare activity lessons for busy business English teachers doing 1-2-1 lessons with business people. Cover design by www.bilsboroughdesigns.com .
Presentation Lesson Hacks Student Workbook
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Public Speaking
A concise workbook of 10 important presentation skill topics every presenter needs to master. Each unit has 3 activities that can be done in class, for homework or as self-study. Cover design by www.bilsboroughdesigns.com .
Parsnips in ELT: Stepping out of the Comfort Zone (Vol. 2)
Price: Free! Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Step out of your ELT comfort zone by trying some PARSNIP lessons. This ebook has 7 lesson plans for ELT teachers that cover Politics, Alcohol, Religion, Sex, Narcotics, Isms and Pork in an engaging and enjoyable style. Written by Rob Howard, Noreen Lam, David Petrie, Adam Simpson, Mike Smith, T. Veigga and Phil Wade.
Teach Reflect Develop: A Month of Reflective Teaching Activities
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This ebook contains 20 5-minute reflective ideas to help you process your last lesson or lessons. There are 20 so that you can do 1 every teaching day for a month. The 4 units focus on You (the teacher), Them (the students), the Lesson and finally the Content.
Coaching & Mentoring Activities for ELT
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / arts & humanities, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
30 Coaching and Mentoring activities for ELT professionals to try out.
Presentation Lesson Hacks
Price: Free! Words: 13,090. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Public Speaking, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / arts & humanities
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
This ebook presents a new way of approaching presentation skill lessons. It uses micro-skill hacks to help address student problems and weakness, tackle them and push supports learners towards becoming better presenters. There are 25 key topic areas and each has 3 presentation lesson hacks. These hacks work in small groups or big groups and can be adapted for 1-2-1 clients.
PARSNIPS in ELT: Stepping out of the comfort zone (Vol. 1)
Price: Free! Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
(5.00 from 1 review)
Step out of your ELT comfort zone by trying some PARSNIP lessons. This ebook has 7 lesson plans for ELT teachers that cover Politics, Alcohol, Religion, Sex, Narcotics, Isms and Pork in an engaging and enjoyable style. Written by Mike JC Smith, Cecilia Lemos, David Petrie, Adam Simpson, Katherine Bilsborough, Noreen Lam, Phil Wade and cover designed by www.bilsboroughdesigns.com .
A 10 minute intro to Business English Courses
Series: A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching series. Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This short ebook is for Business English teachers who need to create and run courses. It looks at how the teachers and the students affect the course and how to adapt any BE course. There are also extra ideas for expanding courses and tips. The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.
A 10 minute intro to Business English Teacher Development Sessions
Series: A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching series, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This short ebook is for all Business English teachers. It explains the methodology behind running Teacher Development sessions, suitable topics, types of sessions and has a range of tips. There is also a list of questions to help start sessions. The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.
A 10 minute intro to iPad Business English Teaching
Series: A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching series, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This short ebook is for Business English teachers interested in or currently using iPads. It explains the technical side of iPad teaching, the uses of iPads in class and ways to approach lessons. There are also several tips and sample app activities. The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.
A 10 minute intro to Business English Teacher Development
Series: A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching series, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This short ebook is for all Business English teachers who want to develop their teaching. It covers goal setting, types of goals, experimentation, feedback and offers a range of tips. There also some sample goals. The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.
A 10 minute intro to Lunchtime Business English Lessons
Series: A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching series, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This book is for any Business English teachers currently or interested in giving lessons at lunchtime. It covers the ingredients of a lesson, how to use technology, activities and describes several useful websites. There are also 2 sample lessons. The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.
A 10 minute intro to Telephone Business English
Series: A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching series, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This short ebook is for Business English teachers interested in telephone lessons. It gives an explanation of the basics of Telephone Business English, how it compares to online teaching, types of courses and lesson structure. There are also tips and 2 sample lessons. The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.
A 10 minute intro to Dogme Business English
Series: A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching series, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This book is for any Business English teacher interested in Dogme. It covers how to get to know your student, lesson formats and provides some ideas about using materials. There are also a lot of tips and 2 sample lessons. The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.
A 10 minute intro to Senior Management Business English
Series: A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching series, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This short ebook is for Business English teachers giving lessons to Senior Management. It gives suggestions for gathering important client information, teaching ideas for Managing Directors, General Managers and Department Managers and also a list of useful tips. There are 2 sample lessons. The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Busines
A 10 minute intro to Sustainable Business English Teaching
Series: A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching series, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This book is for all Business English teachers and aims to help you create a sustainable approach. It covers suggestions for before, in and after classes and provides a list of useful tips. There are also some sample lesson ideas. The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.
A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching
Series: A 10 minute intro to Business English Teaching series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This short ebook is for new Business English teachers. It introduces common Business English topics, a developmental path, a list of popular activities and a range of tips. There is also a lesson plan of a sample project-based activity. The 10 minute intro to series is designed to give you a quick practical guide to various aspects of Business English Teaching.