Monday, May 9, 2011

Allbooks Reviews INTERVIEW: Nemo James

Please state your name and location.
Nemo James, Mlini, Croatia (near Dubrovnik)

Tell us the title and publisher of your book
Just a Few Seconds

Tell us about yourself:
I was a professional musician for 30 years, probably the only musician in history to quit a successful music career to become a squash pro, which led me to pursue a career as a singer songwriter.

When was the book released?:
March 2011

Give us an overview of your book.
Derek dreamt of becoming a professional musician from the first time he picked up a guitar following a talent contest disaster. Thought of by his friends as being the person most likely to make the big time he turned professional but was continually side tracked from stardom by the need to earn a living from music.
His journey takes him all over the world from private gigs for the rich and famous to the roughest pubs. Starting in the late sixties when heavy rock was born, through to the 1980′s and 90′s when discos and electronics decimated live music in dance halls.
An amusing and heartrending story of perseverance showing how the road to success can lead us down the strangest of paths.
What inspired you to write this book?
Having reached a watershed in my life I felt the need to write down the story so far before taking a different path.

How is your book different from other books in this genre?
Most (if not all) autobiographies are written by famous musicians and generally follow the all too familiar “sex, drugs and rock and roll” theme. Just a Few Seconds tells of what life is like for the 99% of musicians that don’t became famous but still have a story to tell. Working musicians have been earning a good living in society for thousands of years but very little is known about them.

Where can people buy your book?
From Amazon or ordered from any book store. The ISBN number is 978-0956798602.

Are you working on another book? If so when do you expect it to be published?
Yes I am currently writing “Croatian Diaries” which follows on from “Just a Few Seconds” and tells of my life adjusting to a strange sleepy seaside village in Croatia.

If you self published, what advice can you give to fellow writers?
Get as many people you can to proof read it for you. I used a professional editor and still had three other readers find plenty of mistakes that the previous one had missed. I have just released a third revision and feel confident that my book is finally error free after 20 draughts of my own and six proof readers.

How did you find Allbooks Reviews and what are you hoping for in your relationship with us?
I have been very happy with their service. The review of my book was well written and honest. I will certainly use them in future and would have no hesitation in recommending them to other writers.

Was the low cost a surprise? What other things would you like Allbooks Reviews to offer writers?
Yes, the cost of a review is very reasonable at less than half of what I paid a similar reviewer for the same service.

Thank you for the interview and the very best of luck with your book.

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