Indie Author Interview
Author name: LARRY GOTTLIEB
Book title: HOODWINKED: UNCOVERING OUR FUNDAMENTAL SUPERSTITIONS
I recently left my comfort zone and gave a webinar to Jericho Writers entitled ‘How to Self-Publish Your Book on Amazon’. It went down so well (I’m actually still buzzing since April) and one of several authors to contact me afterwards was the lovely Larry Gottlieb (and equally lovely wife, Kay).
Larry is across the pond in the US and it just goes to show that no matter where you are in the world, I can help you publish your book on Amazon KDP. (He’s actually my second US author and I’ve also got authors in Dubai and Europe, as well as the UK.)
Once Larry’s fascinating book was published, I caught up with him to have a little chat about Hoodwinked, his future book plans and his advice for other aspiring authors who are thinking about self-publishing.
Congratulations Larry! I’m so happy your book is live on the Amazon bookstore. How did you feel to see it there for the first time?
It’s satisfying to see something progress from idea to vision to details to reality. Now the work begins, letting people know about it and what value they can expect to find in its pages.
Indeed. Marketing is a whole new ball game but it’s all part of the adventure. Can you tell us a little bit about your book and why you wanted to write it?
Everything we know about how to be successful, happy, healthy, and satisfied was something somebody else told us. That’s the process of gathering information, and it’s different from experiential knowledge. All that information we’ve gathered from others is riven with falsehoods, misinformation, inaccuracies, and most importantly, superstitions. I have come to understand that these distortions keep us in unsatisfying loops where our solutions give rise to new problems. I want to offer people a methodology with which they can recognize those incorrect beliefs and free themselves from the constraints preventing them from realizing dreams and possibilities.
Have you always been a writer / wanted to become an author?
No. I wanted to understand how the Universe works, and this book documents several decades of that inquiry
Ah, ok. So what made you take that leap and publish your book?
The partnership with my wife that gave me the confidence that my ideas were worth sharing in book form. Once I began the book, I started receiving nudges from the Universe telling me I was on the right track.
I love that. You know I like to listen to the Universe’s nudges too. Have you any more book plans in the pipeline?
Yes. I have ideas about putting this methodology in the context of a novel.
That sounds exciting! I’d love to read that. And finally, what advice would you offer other aspiring authors who want to self-publish their books?
Know that your passion is valid and deserves to be expressed. Follow your heart no matter what anyone else says to the contrary. Creativity is our most authentic contribution to the well-being of the world.
Hear, hear. Thanks very much, Larry (and Kay)! All the best with your incredible book.
About the Book
And the voice said, “Don’t worry Larry, we’ll get you home.”
One day in 1974, the author had an experience which forever changed the way he looked at life. And now he has gone through that door, he can never go back.
Join him on his search for a deeper understanding of what it is to be a human being, the truth about our belief system, the stories we’ve been hoodwinked into believing, and how, by uncovering our fundamental superstitions we can all, ultimately, open that door too.
For seekers of truth and those who want to live authentically, reimagine the physical world and its emotional universe, and embrace the endless possibilities just waiting to be tapped into.
It’s time to step out of our own way, and delve into the real, fundamental truths of our lives.
Let Hoodwinked mark the start of your exciting, life-changing journey.
Buy your copy of Hoodwinked: Uncovering Our Fundamental Superstitions here >>>
You can also find out more about Larry here: https://www.larrygottlieb.com
Would you like to self-publish your book on Amazon KDP?
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