Stephen Akintayo’s Interview with SMASHWORDS –WORLD LARGEST E-BOOKS PUBLISHING FIRM

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Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, I do.
How do you approach cover design?
I have always being working hand-in-hand with my graphic designer to give me the best.
How do you approach cover design?
I have always being working hand-in-hand with my graphic designer to give me the best.
What do you read for pleasure?
Motivational Books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Computer and phones.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Computer and phones.
Describe your desk
Thank you Smashwords for this Interviewstephen akintayo. The Stephen Akintayo before you is an Inspirational Speaker, youth leader, Entrepreneur, a Digital Marketing Consultant with account of ten of multi-nationals in Nigeria. I am the Publisher/Editor in chief of CEO PROTEGE MAGAZINE, a business magazine publish by CEOPROTEGE LIMITED. Presently the C.E.O of GILEADBALM GROUP and G-TEXT MEDIA & INVESTMENT LIMITED whose products and services span from Information Technology, Telecom, Marketing Consulting, Real Estate, Oil and Gas and Agriculture. G-text is the media arm of the his company that deals with digital trainings, Bulk SMS, a radio program called “CEO Mentorship with Stephen Akintayo” on City FM. I also have an online radio called OMONAIJA RADIO.
Also the president and founder of INFINITY FOUNDATION an NGO that help Orphans and less privilege children. Infinity Foundation has impacted over 2000 Orphan and Street Children in Africa. With chapters spread across different Tertiary Institution in Nigeria and expanding to other schools across the globe. Infinity Foundation Host IFCA (Infinity Foundation Charity Award, an Individual and Cooperate Social Responsibility Award). Nonetheless, every year I organize UPGRADE CONFERENCE that helps participants upswing from good to better and be less complacent on their achievement. On the whole I am always busy managing my companies.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Maiduguri, Northern Part of Nigeria. My place of birth made me to be passionate and hungry for success; hence I am able to inspire others who are from poor background like mine and need to grow from grass to grace.
When did you first start writing?
10 years ago.

What’s the story behind your latest book?
Over time, I write base on what I see or happening in my environment. Here are some of the reasons behind my four latest books:

1. TURNING YOUR MESSES TO YOUR MESSAGE
For many people who find themselves in messy situations, one of the most painful moments is that stage where you discover that there is nothing you can do to change your situation as of that moment; that is your new reality and you have to live with it. But you do not have to die with it. You can turn your worst mess into your best message. This book will blow your mind.

2. LOCATE
A soul mate is an individual that complements you in line with your vision. When it comes to love, I don’t believe in love at first sight. True, you may be attracted to a person’s outward appearance which I call the container; but until you know the content, you cannot truly say you are in love with a person. When it comes to truly loving a person, it is not an overnight achievement; rather it is a journey. It is an ever-growing process that could take a whole lifetime to build. What keeps you going is the assurance that the person whom you are building your life with is actually worth it. This book will open your eyes to the reality about your soul mate.

3. SURVIVAL INSTINCT
It’s hard to dream big and see a brighter tomorrow when you see and live in so much abject poverty and you are literarily cut off from the world as you grow up from a part of the world where for over 5years of your life there was no electricity and the water you were taking was soiled, while you and people around you live in mud houses and the distance you have to trek every day to school is so massive and even when you return home there was no lunch for you and you had a lot to do. To further heighten your survival challenge you live as a scavenger, having to depend on crumbs from colleagues. Whatever your background, you can become a global success, from a third world country.

4. MOBILE MILLIONAIRA
A billion mobile subscribers were added in the last 4 years to leave the total users of mobile communications standing at 3.2 billion – almost half the world’s population. Mobile technology (and devices) form a critical part of innovation technology, which in the 21st century is referred to as the “Third Platform”. Mobile (or Smart) devices — portable tools that connect to the internet — have become a part of our lives. In the last quarter of 2010, sales of smart phones outpaced those of PCs for the first time, according to data from IDC. By 2014, more smart devices could be used to access the internet than traditional computers. There is an obvious move to an increasingly mobile world, and this is creating new players and new opportunities for a variety of industries.

Stephen Akintayo, tell us What motivated you to become an indie author?
Passion to make impact
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Creating online platform to publish books free of charge
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To know that people are being blessed and touched by my books.
What do your fans mean to you?
Thay are one of the many reasons for still moving on in business and in career.
What are you working on next?
Working on more publications that yet impact the world.
Who are your favorite authors?
David O. Oyedepo, Sam Adeyemi, Taiwo Odukoya, Kenneth Copeland,
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Selling and promoting business without limit
When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
As a digital marketer, if I am not writing then I am busy pushing campaigns online on my products and services.
How do you discover the eBooks you read?
Information through friends, online, and seminars
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes.
What is your writing process?
I write whenever I am inspired especially based on what is needed in my immediate environment-i.e. the need of the people (young people to be précised) moves me to give solutions.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki,
Ideas Rules The World by Sam Adeyemi,
Maximize Destiny by David O. Oyedepo,
Ruling Your World by David O. Oyedepo,
Understanding Vision by David O. Oyedepo
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Online Marketing

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