Praveen is a mechanical engineer by qualification, a software architect by profession and a sports-person, photographer and traveler at heart. He loves exploring his home country India and has also traveled to Europe and South East Asia.
He loves all types of sports, enjoys vegetarian food and lives in Thiruvananthapuram, India with his wife and three year old daughter.
His dream is to travel the world with his family someday. And, become a self-published author.
When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?
I never really decided to become a writer. After returning from life changing trip to Ladakh, I jotted down my experience. I thought of publishing it since I had written it anyway! So, 'Himalayas: Through Heaven and Hell in the Hills' became my first book. And, a selection of photographs from the trip were compiled into the book 'Ladakh in Pictures'.
Did you attempt the traditional mode of publishing? Why did you choose Smashwords to publish your book?
I did not go with traditional publishing. I decided to try self-publishing via Smashwords. The advantages it offered were:
Global reach An established platform for self-publishing Detailed sales analytics Zero initial investment