Mark Arsenault is a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker and is dedicated to bringing positive mindset and motivational training to individuals and organizations. Mark is a Best-selling and award-winning author of a number of books, including Beat the Curve, with Brian Tracy, Think Up!, and Semicolon; Memoir of a Colon Cancer Survivor. He’s been quoted in SUCCESS Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. He also appeared in a national anti-smoking campaign.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I got involved with indie press and small press early on. I began writing professionally in the '90s, when I collaborated with a friend on a game book. Since that project, I met other publishers in the game industry and got involved with other projects. Many of the publishers became friends and I learned what it took to publish a book. Creating and publishing just went hand-in-hand. At that time, the Print on Demand (POD) and digital book (eBook) technology were just emerging. One of my friends, Steve Peterson (then co-owner) of Hero Games, was the first one to sell books in PDF format, on 3.5-inch floppy disks! But, I digress. I've been involved with indie publishing and small press for a long time.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is bringing my ideas and my vision to the page for others to enjoy, but each reader will enjoy it in their own uniquely personal way. I don't write to a particular audience. My philosophy is not to chase fans. I don't write to please any group of people or demographic. I write for me. I believe if I do that, my fans will find me. And those fans will be the truest.