Aditi Chopra is a consultant who approaches her writing with the goal of helping others. Here she discusses her books and why self-publishing, rather than the traditional model, gives her pride in her work.
1. Tell me briefly about your books – what are they about and what motivated you to write them?
I have written two business books from my personal experience. The business process management book titled How to Succeed as a Process Professional covers the challenges that process professionals face and provides practical tips on how to overcome them. I am basically teaching the tricks that worked for me in the corporate environment. My leadership book titled Ten Mistakes A Manager
Should Avoid is written from my experience as a first line manager of software engineering and software operations teams. With this book, my hope is to enable all managers to succeed in their leadership career.
I was motivated to write both of these books so I could help others succeed by sharing my knowledge. I am of the belief that if you know it, you ought to share it with others.
2. How have your sales been?
My sales have been picking up. However like I said, I am not motivated by sales but by helping others succeed.
3. Have you been published by a traditional publisher? Why or why not?
When I thought of writing books, I surveyed a few different authors and they guided me towards the self-publishing model for various reasons. I did not consider the traditional publishing model. I am also the kind of person who likes to get their hands dirty and who feels more pride in my work that way.