About Nick J. Hart:
The author Nick J. Hart travelled through Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia for over a year with the sole purpose of having no plan at all, but to find everything out on the way. Little did he know that he would find so much more than just the next stop or the next way to go.
He found a place where the Australian winter was better than the German summer. A place he didn’t even plan on stopping, but called home for more than five months. And a place he found himself getting attached to a quirky receptionist at the local backpacker hostel. The inspiration for his first novel “And then came you”, where the similarities of their very own (love)story are present, but where the actual storyline is still a work of fiction.
What inspires you to write?
Since I was a kid I always made up stories while trying to fall asleep. I guess that was my "escape" from real life. So I started story after story but never finished one.
But then I met my girlfriend almost two years ago while backpacking in Australia and when I had to leave Australia (cause my visa expired) I wanted to "leave" something for her and started to write my first book "And then came you". This time with the purpose of actually finishing and publishing it.
Tell us about your writing process.
I wouldn't really call it a writing process cause it's a little bit messy. I usually try to think of new situations/dialogs while falling asleep but when I have a good idea I have to get up and write it down. And then I have to try to fall asleep again. Which often results in me getting up again (I am still waiting for the invention where all my thoughts will automatically be transcripted :D).
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, more often than I would want to admit. Is that weird? 😀
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I once published a book (non-fiction) with a publisher and never heard back about how many items had been sold or how they are planning on promoting it. So since then I am publishing my books with Amazon CreateSpace. I feel like that is the best way to have everything in your own hands. And since I have a marketing background I am also excited to figure out how to promote my book on my own :).
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Right now I feel like self-published authors are not completely taken serious compared to authors with a publisher. Especially libraries and book shops don't really trust in self-published books. Which is understandable since you can basically publish your book without having real editing or invest in proper formating.
But there are also a lot of talented people out there who want their work published without a publisher in between. So they will keep publishing on their own and at some point the market will "sort itself out". Meaning that readers won't tolerate badly edited or formated books. And that will lead to better quality and more trust into self-published books.
So I wouldn't be surprised if publisher soon need to find creative ways to get young talents on board to publish with them instead of on their own.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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