I prefer featuring mompreneurs and female entrepreneurs. But today’s guest is neither a female nor a mom.
He is a soon to be married young poet and MBA who also loves blogging.
He is a #MyFriendAlexa friend. and he has authored a book.A beautiful book of poetry .Read the interview . Follow the clues .Get a chance to win one of the 5 copies of the e-book .He is giving them, away exclusively for my readers.
Yay!Isn’t that sweet of him.
The main reason I roped in Ashwini to give me an interview , was to get hacks from him .
How solopreneurs can publish their books without headache.
You may wonder why write a book?
You already have a blog right!
Now books are a sign of authority .That you know enough, about a topic to make it into a book.
Books are also part of the biz models of bloggers, including Seth Godin, Pat Flynn , Melissa Michael’s, Sarah Titus.
In fact Sarah Titus a mompreneur has written books forever, to monetize her blog.
Let’s learn from Ashwini the tips and tricks to getting your first book published.
What made u want to write a poetry book?
I had written poems since the age of 17. It is now almost close to 7 years that I have been into words and verses.
When I found some great feedback and praises, I felt like compiling them as a collection and get published in the form of a book.
What research did you do, before choosing your publisher?
There are traditional publishers and then there are publishers with a different business model of no inventory and print on demand. I discussed it with a few of my friends and came across my publisher with who I took this forward. They went through the script, we made multiple edits, layouts and covers and now you can see the final product. 🙂
Would you be recommending them for newbie authors?
Well, yes. Inkhorn Publishing is like a boon for debut authors, they give them a chance after going through their work and believe in everyone who has written for a long time and believe in themselves. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is your audience?
People who love poetry.
Why would they love these poems?
My book is a collection of 40 poems. It has real expression, emotions and experiences. You will see yourself in those words and journey.
Art is special in its own. These set of words and verses have come directly from the heart and resonate across a mass audience. I am sure, avid readers can finish it one go and feel home.
What inspires you to write?
Life is my biggest inspiration. It’s all about my own experiences and experiment with writing poetry.
Your favorite quote
“The right time always comes with a lot of time spent being patient.” ― Ashwini Dodani
3 tips & your message for struggling solopreneurs
Do not ever compare to other successful people in your field, they have their own struggles
Always believe in your venture, you are doing great, baby steps are important
There’s no right or wrong way to anything. It’s just learning all the way
Life is too short to just think about what you should have done. Regrets are too bitter to taste. Be in your own element and be in the present. Never fear failure. It makes you stronger. Go ahead, win the world.
What’s your vision for this venture?
Vision is very clear. To keep writing. Maybe ten other books, 100 other blog posts or 500 other creative posts? I want to be in the zone to never stop expressing my emotions.
An MBA by qualification, Social Media and Branding guy by profession and an optimist with a liking for words. When I’m not creating awesome content for the internet, I am usually reading non-fiction books, learning guitar, exploring newer music artists or penning down my thoughts. For brand associations, sharing feedback or generally making connections, drop me an e-mail to email@example.com or Tweet to me at @AshwiniDodani.”
Savoir Faire (First Edition, 2015)
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