Tell me a bit about yourself….
I’m a Certified Happiness Coach, Amazon Bestseller Author, Founder of Happy Life Architecture, Head–Business Intelligence, Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Friend, and the list go on and on. I’m actually a human being who is fulfilling his responsibilities and leading a life that is full of Happiness, Well-Being, and Fulfilment.
What genre/s do you write in?
I write about Life, Positivity, Happiness, and Purpose. This all is covered under Self-Help Fiction.
How long have you been writing?
I started writing in 2018, but at that time I never thought I’ll be writing a novel. I used to write blog posts, articles. Once I became a Happiness Coach and started guiding people on how to be Happier in life, then my students started asking for some product which they can refer to. Hence I wrote my first book–10 Keys to Attain Happiness–based on Data backed Research in 2020 (during Lockdown). It was published in Jun’20 and became Amazon Bestseller in Jul’20.
Do you have any published books or articles? Tell me a bit about these and what publishing route you took.
Yes, I have written a book that is already Published. 10 Keys to attain Happiness (https://amzn.to/3ptuJpo)
I wrote this book to provide a physical product around my Happiness Coaching business. I started writing this book during the Lockdown, as I didn’t have any physical workshop to conduct. When I was done with around 70% of my book, I started looking for portals that can help me self-publish. After talking to 5 such companies, I finalized one and got my book published not only on Amazon but all portals like Goodreads, google, flipcart, and across the globe too.
Did you use an editor? If so, who?
Yes, I worked with Evincepub Publishers and they worked on my cover design, book formatting, editing, and even supported me with Marketing and Publishing my book across platforms globally.
Did you use a book formatter and cover designer?
So, I haven’t used any but my Publisher provided me with all such services
Did you self-publish or get traditionally published? How did this go for you?
Yes, I used self-publishing. I found a publisher who helped me with all the services right from book cover design to formatting, to publishing, to market the book across platforms globally.
How do you market your work and promote your brand? (Include links)
My book is currently available at all major online bookstores. I run Facebook/ Linkedin campaigns to promote my book.
What social media and writing platforms would you recommend?
I would suggest using Facebook, Linkedin to promote your books and selling them across Amazon, Flipcart, Play Store, and Kobo
Do you use an agent?
No, I haven’t used any agent yet but looking for some agents to promote my book further
Do you use paid advertising? If so, what?
Yes, I ran a few campaigns on Facebook and Linkedin and promoted my book
Do you have a blog or website?
Yes, I do have one and promote my book there too. Check out here: https://happylifearchitecture.com/ebook/
What inspires you most to write?
People these days are looking for Content, to read and view and upgrade themselves. Therefore, I moved to Digital products like Books, Online Courses, and Workshops. This motivated me to write and publish my book.
How do you plan your writing and start?
Actually, I had the content ready, which I used to use for my workshops. During the lockdown, since I never had any offer for Workshop, so I started writing the book.
I created a Mindmap around the 10 Keys to Happiness and then started adding Research findings, stories, and real cases studies around it.
Is writing your full-time job? If not, what else do you do?
No, it’s not. I work in Corporate and also run my own company through which I conduct Workshops, Webinars, and create Online courses.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m creating my videos to create a course around Happier life which I’ll be promoted to everyone in corporates, schools, and colleges
What is your target audience?
My target audience is people working in companies and stressed with work, students and teachers who are looking for Meaning &Purpose of life, and couples who are looking for Happiness in Relationships
How long does it take you to write a book?
It took me 45 days to write my first draft. I took less time because the content and mindmap of my book were already ready.
When did you first discover you enjoyed writing?
I have never been a good reader and writer since childhood. However, when I grew up the ladder in the corporate world, I started reading and slowly coaching people too. That’s when I realized that I should write and thus became a writer.
What is your writing schedule look like?
I used to write late at night. 10 PM onwards when my complete family would be sleeping so that I can concentrate on my words, flow, and the message
What does your family think about your writing?
My family was very happy and proud when my book got published. They all had read the book too. Even for me, holding the Physical copy of my book was like carrying my baby 😊
What do you do when you are not writing?
I’m guiding others about how to write, how to find their passion, how to be happier in life, and how to think positive and be an optimist in life
Where do you get information and ideas for your writing?
I had been studying happiness for the last 3 years and undergone my courses too. Then I read about all the researches done in the field of the science behind happiness.
What do you think makes a good story?
A good story is when things are actually not expected. Also, when the story has a very different and unique lesson to remember. I have mentioned many stories in my book and connected them to different keys to happiness.
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