Interview with Alan Smithson author of DJ Prophets
Q:When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?:
A:I am still not sure I want to be a writer.
Q:How long does it take you to write a book?:
A:This book took about a year and a half
Q:What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?:
A:I work in 3 hour blocks at really strange hours
Q:What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?:
A:I can write huge blocks at one time and then nothing for weeks.
Q:How do books get published?:
A:I don’t know yet.
Q:What do you like to do when you’re not writing?:
A:I love time with my family
Q:When did you write your first book and how old were you?:
A:My first book was a team effort written 3 years ago. I was 36. It started out as a “how to” guide and turned into a book.
Q:Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?:
A:I identify a problem in the world and write about it. I have three new book ideas in my mind, but I am focused on other things so writing is last on the list for now
Q:What does your family think of your writing?:
A:They think its great
Q:What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?:
A:it takes a LOT longer than i thought
Q:How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?:
A:2 – DJ Prophets
Q:Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?:
A:People say writing one hour a day is the secret…I don’t have that discipline
Q:Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?:
A:Yes, I offer a course for my readers
Q:Do you like to create books for kids or adults? and Why?:
A:Adults, I want people to use my book in their lives
Q:What do you think makes a good story?:
A:Any story that evokes emotion (fear, joy, sadness, anger)
Q:As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?:
A:I wanted to be a DJ – now I wrote the book on the business of DJ’ing
Connect with Alan
Website : www.DJProphets.com
Facebook: DJ Prophets Business Strategies from the worlds experts
About your book:
DJ Prophets – As a DJ and Producer, your job is to entertain people, to elevate the mood in a room, to be a connoisseur of amazing music and to throw a party. In today’s world, being a DJ is as easy as watching a YouTube video and buying the DJay app on your iPad. Mixing skills have been replaced by the sync button and building a successful career as a DJ is more about marketing and sales then actually DJ’ing. It is simply not enough to show up and play amazing music anymore. Business, like life, is built on relationships and knowing what you can offer that increases your value. This book will give you real-world, practical tips on how to increase your value as a DJ and make more money immediately.
When you find yourself making more money, you may wish to turbo- charge your efforts with my advanced online coaching course that digs deeper into specific techniques to grow your business exponentially.
Sure if you are Tiesto, you can afford a manager and booking agent to take care of these things, but what about if you are just starting out or have been DJ’ing for years and just can’t seem to get ahead? My promise to you is that this guide can give you at least one piece of advice that will turn your passion into more money so that you can serve your clients and the world better. I wrote this book after speaking with literally hundreds of DJ’s around the world and selling many of them our Emulator products. The one thing that consistently stuck with me was the complete lack of education on the business of DJ’ing. This book is my gift to all the hard working DJ’s and Producers around the world that want to make more money at their craft.
with Love, Respect & Admiration,