Vu has been a lifelong software engineer with an entrepreneurial mind. When he’s not leading his engineering team, Vu immerses himself on self-development activities.
Vu lives in Seattle with his wife.
What inspires you to write?
Everyone has a book in them. I’m included. I have a feeling that I want to share my knowledge with the world. It grows every day and eventually I step out of my comfort zone to go through all the self-publishing steps to publish my book and make the world a better place.
Tell us about your writing process.
I followed 3 phase process – 1. Brainstorming (mind mapping) – 2. Outlining and 3. Write.
I write 30-60 minutes a day. I usually write with a predefined template/structure. Scrivener is my favorite writing tool so far.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I came across a self-publishing course and decided to take the chance.
I know traditional publishing is pretty hard to attract, and hard to deal with. My mentor has problems with his publisher as well.
I would say, self-publishing is like running a mini business. There’s LOT of work. You need to invest your time, and resources to get through it. As long as you are persistence, the result will be amazing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
As self publishing is growing, the future of book publishing is about to change dramatically.
Book will become a live entity, as it is continuously being updated. Plus, the content will be changing and tailor to fit different readers (yes, one book could have multiple versions for different readers).
Writing/publishing will become a collaborative effort. Many authors (5-12) will write together. Author and Reader will write together (like 50 Shades).
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Non-fiction, self-development
What formats are your books in?: eBook
Link To Vu Tran Page On Amazon
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