A Dude’s Guide to Surviving His Wedding received a 4+ star review, making it an IndieReader Approved title.
Following find an interview with author Tyler Cameron.
What is the name of the book and when was it published?
A Dude’s Guide to Surviving His Wedding is the name of my book and it was published April 26th, 2018.
What’s the book’s first line?
“The average person reads about two-hundred to three-hundred words per minute, about one page in sixty seconds”
What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”.
A Dude’s Guide to Surviving His Wedding is a witty, yet educational handbook for soon-to-be-grooms. I provide a process that is easy to follow and implement. From picking out a ring, staying calm during the planning to ending with tips on keeping the marriage happy, I have you covered.
What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event?
From a young age, I have always known that one day I would write a book. The reason I chose to focus on weddings was due to the lack of resources from a male’s perspective, coupled with my extensive involvement in weddings, it was a perfect topic for me to cover.
What’s the main reason someone should really read this book?
My goal was to write an entertaining and helpful read for those “dudes” out there who are getting married. It can be a lot of fun planning and executing a wedding, but it can also be very stressful. Why not have a nifty handbook you can refer to make ensure you make it through to the other side relatively unscathed?
When did you first decide to become an author?
There wasn’t a defining moment but always knew from a young age that I wanted to be writing in some capacity.
Is this the first book you’ve written?
Yes, but I already have the next book in the works, A Dude’s Guide to Surviving Kids.
What do you do for work when you’re not writing?
I am the Partnerships Lead at Blue Ant Plus. We are the social and content arm within Blue Ant Media, a global content producer, distributor and channel operator.
I have spent 14 years in the advertising/marketing/content industry with my longest tenure at theScore sports app.
Additionally, I am a dad and I tell you what, that is some of the hardest work I’ve ever experienced.
How much time do you generally spend on your writing?
I am currently working on my next book, blogging for my site, www.TylerCameron.com, as well as writing for a hockey site, so I am spending about 3-5 hours a week on my writing.
What’s the best and the hardest part of being an indie?
The best part of being an indie author is the creative freedom (there’s so much room for activities) and working with someone who wants to be your partner in helping you succeed vs. making money off you like you’re a product.
The hardest part would be finding the time to execute all of my marketing strategies.
What’s a great piece of advice that you can share with fellow indie authors?
Being an indie author is the bomb! If you’re going with a self-publishing company, speak at length with the employees there to ensure you get a good vibe. I think it’s important to ask a lot of questions about the process (especially if this is your first book) to make sure that the best possible work is going to be made.
Would you go traditional if a publisher came calling, If so, why?
I would be open to the conversation with a traditional publisher. My first requests would be one-million dollars and Sun Chips in the snack room.
Is there something in particular that motivates you?
My kids and my legacy. I want to be the best role model possible and outside of teaching my kids how to be great people for this planet, I also want to be a key factor in their daily inspiration. I’m always looking to grow as a person and it’s challenges like becoming a published author that teaches you so much about yourself.
Also, leaving a positive legacy behind is something I’m focused on. If people say, “man, Tyler was a great guy. He was so kind and generous, I didn’t even care that he loved Blues Traveller and sucked at math.”
Which writer, living or dead, do you most admire?
Hunter S. Thompson is a guy that I would [have loved] to meet. I am not so sure I admire him as much as his brain intrigued the hell out of me. What a weirdo.
Which book do you wish you could have written?
The Hobbit (Lord of the Rings) books that Tolkien penned is a level of fantasy escapism that I could only dream of. I’ll just stick to non-fiction for now, but that would be pretty rad to jump into that world one day.