Interview with Ramakanth Gade

What are you working on next?
I am working on creating a similar step by step guide for obtaining Canadian student visa. As a student I had a lot of questions and doubts on where to get information regarding student visa, where to find relevant forms, whether the information I am filling in the forms is right or wrong, which documents to submit to make sure my visa is not rejected etc. By creating a step by step guide for student visa and offering it at a very low price, I can help thousands of students all over the world save money, time and effort.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My quest to be an entrepreneur.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am always learning and searching for avenues to put my knowledge and experience to test. I am almost always busy with multiple initiatives running in parallel. I work as a Business Analyst full-time but whenever I have some extra time on weekends, I develop apps, study about real estate markets, invest in stocks, research various business opportunities etc.
What is your writing process?
My writing starts with asking a series of questions: Is this book useful to anyone? If only I answer YES, I move forward with my writing, else I just think of something else to write.
Second, what are the major things within this topic that a reader will be interested in? I write all those major things in a table of contents format and start researching about them.
Third, am I giving all the details required to the reader so that the book meets its objective? I try to research thoroughly and provide information as extensively as possible so that every minute detail will be covered.
Last but not least, am I able to read and enjoy this book and is it useful for me? I read through the whole book and see if I am able to enjoy the book and if it is useful to me as a reader.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story I ever read, but the first book I remember having an impact on me was "You Can Win" by Shiv Khera. I read it so many times, every time I am down and needed some encouragement, I used to read that book. And every time I read it, it gave me new hope and helped me dream big, think positive, and develop a winning attitude.
How do you approach cover design?
I select a picture which appropriately depicts what my book is all about and leave all the designing part to be handled by a professional designer. I select the picture from depositphotos.com (recommended by the designer) and I hire the designer through Fiverr.com
What are your favorite books, and why?
"You Can Win" by Shiv Khera - Helped me to develop a positive attitude at a very young age. Full of simple stories and anecdotes that keep you engaged throughout the book. A very good self help book.
"Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiosaki - Till I read this book, I should say I know nothing about money and financial freedom. This book is filled with disruptive ideas, and pushes you to think different.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in a small village in India called Tirupathipuram, grew up in a town called Hanumakonda, and went to college in a city called Hyderabad. So, I had the privilege of experiencing all the lifestyles of a village, a town and a city. Coming from a lower middle class family, spending only on necessities and saving money was always a priority. The purpose of my e-books will always be to help others to save time, money and effort and this will be reflected in my writings.
When did you first start writing?
Well, I used to write wedding invitations for my friends and some small articles, just for fun, in the companies I worked for in India. But, this is my first attempt towards something professional. I am just an amateur writer :)
What's the story behind your latest book?
As I stated in my book's preface section, very recently I assisted my wife in applying for a visitor visa to come to Canada. Before applying for the visa on our own, I contacted some consultants and was surprised to know that they are charging 15,000 to 20,000 rupees, which is approximately $400, for assisting with visitor visa applications. I was surprised to know that thousands of people are paying this kind of money to consultants for a relatively simple process such as Visitor Visa. I then felt that there is a need for a step-by-step guide which could help even an average person to complete and submit all the forms needed to successfully apply for a visitor visa. Through this guide I sincerely want to save time and money for thousands of applicants.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A desire to be an entrepreneur and to help others in the process.
Published 2014-08-31.
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Books by This Author

Canada Immigration - Visitor / Toursit Visa
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Every time you apply for a visa, you will have many doubts and questions such as: What forms you need to fill and where to find them? Whether the details you are filling in the forms are right or wrong? What documents you need to submit to make sure you get the visa? This book will answer all those questions and will help you successfully apply for a visitor / tourist visa. All the best!