Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Jakub Tencl Author Interview

April 10, 2019

Only one week left until I get to meet and greet my friends and fans in California. It has been years since I have been to this beautiful state and I look forward to going to the theme parks, restaurants, and Venice Beach. However, this trip isn't all fun and games as I will be interviewed for a premiere television show by NBC. I also will be visiting with a very dear friend of mine that is in need of unconditional support.



I'd like to introduce to my readers Jakub Tencl, by day a hypnotherapist, and by night an author. I think you'll find his book The Mystery of Life: You are the light, and that's indestructible truth incredibly interesting.

Author Name: Jakub Tencl

Name of Book: The Mystery of Life: You are the light, and that's indestructible truth
Year Published: June 15th, 2015
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Tell your readers a little about yourself. Where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

Well, I grew up in the heart of Prague, its oldest city part. It was remarkable how I was walking through my life. Someone could say that it was beyond all expectations in terms of my experiences and how things eventually have resulted. I give you an example, as a child I didn't have a good time at the school, potentially such experience was logically a good reason for developing the depression instead I chose to look for refuge. Also, as if that was a miracle, next to my basic school was a church. I had never thought that I would go inside, but that changed when I needed the refuge. So I went inside and limitless peace and tranquillity have immersed into me so deep. I won't forget that moment; it was really strong.

My real studying had started when I moved to London. I did not have an idea of what was waiting for me. However, it was an invaluable experience to learn a great diversity of the new environment. Somehow everything was more clear to me than ever. So I decided to start my formal education. A lot has been done. My alma mater has become the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Los Angeles, but before this, I was studying psychology and hypnosis.

At the same time I happened to continue with my meditation practice and workshops, it is amazing to see how people are open-minded. As I wrote in my book, ultimately I can say that I achieved my dreams. All that remains is that I want to fulfill the mission that I discovered in my spiritual searching.

What inspired you to write this book?

I always wanted to write since I was in basic school. The book came actually spontaneously, I felt that I have to do that. As if this book was missing in this space. I felt that this is a logical step. In my view inspiration is in every moment, included in every particle. There exists source for that, imagine that you're connected with such source. The source that is actually within. Then we don't need inspiration, because we are part of the stream of neverending inspiration.

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

I wanted the expression of the mystery. Night reminds me of when I was exercising Tai-Chi. Over me was a clear sky with stars and a full moon on the horizon. As if I have entered the endless moment. The tree is representing a lot, some say the connection between earth and sky, that means to hold the balance. Some say that the tree is representing life. My father was in love with trees, and he saw something remarkable on them. So do I.

Who has been the biggest influence on you personally and as a writer?

Many personalities influenced me. For instance, my father taught me always to be curious and always ask. I had with my father great moments when we discussed and tried to look into the subject more in-depth. Furthermore, among my influences was also my experience when I was writing for the local newspaper, where I had a mentor who helped me with my writing.

What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

It was my first book in which I intended to write more also with a set structure. The problem seemed to be was to stay in my writing. Usually, this is what hard to overcome for those who intend to write a book. I had a break between my writing, but as usual, I set that as my goal. With the support of my family and friends, I was able to finish it. So I am grateful! The following books were more comfortable to write. It was wonderful, how much I learned about writing from other mentors. I was determined to finish this book.

Tell your readers about your book.

The book is capturing in the form of autobiography the path of searching the enlightenment. If you think about the subtitle so there you can find obvious truth about enlightenment. The experiences and views that led to spiritual recognition are included in this book. I consider this book as my legacy to those who are searching.

Who is your target audience and why?

This book is for those who are looking for higher sensitivity in life. To everyone who feels lost, this book may be of help.

If you were going to give one reason for anyone looking at your book to read, why should they buy it?

I already heard from readers that this book is written in the lightweight form, easy to read. However, also that brings inspiration, every reader will be able to find something enrich. So for those who like to think, there is also space.

What do you consider your greatest success in life?

I consider between my greater successes that had an impact on my life was the achievement of long term specifically designed meditations and graduation at my alma mater.

Everyone has life lessons to learn, tell your readers one or two of yours and how they make you the person you are today.

As I said, I didn't have a good time in school. That has changed, and due to this experience, I see now that my life has been enriched. I understand the situation of those who are in a similar condition. Also with my education, I can help.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

I would say that the way how are reached a new perspective is a unique thing.


Design Marketing Materials

Now that you have your launch date you must design and create your marketing tools. I use Art Publishing Pro to design my ads after I purchase a gig on Fiverr that provides me mock-up cover ads. I buy one hundred different ones because from the moment I receive them I post one a day to my social media accounts announcing the launch of my new book.
   What you have done is announced the pre-launch date but be advised that Amazon doesn’t allow you to start the actual pre-orders until three months before publication. I pre-launch my book on Amazon for pre-sales. I modify the ads by placing my targeting wording on them to announce the launch, the pre-sale, exclusive contests, or giveaways, and more. I do this because I have three months of sales before the book goes live. The day it goes live, all pre-sales count as sales on launch day, and this boosts my book to the top. That is why it is important not to wait too long before offering your book for pre-sale.
   When you have finished that, it is time to either create or update your author profiles and biographies on your social media accounts. Masterfully write your bio as exciting as you can. Use this bio to brand yourself. It goes on your website, in your book, and on your author social media websites.
   Here is a list of author pages you should create and maintain for the rest of your author days.

·         Facebook Business Page for Book
·         Author Facebook Page
·         Goodreads Author Profile
·         Amazon Author Profile
·         Website Author Page
·         BookBub Author Page
·         Netgalley
·         Pinterest
·         Linkedin
·         Instagram
·         YouTube

Must-Have Marketing Tools

Trust me when I say I feel your pain; marketing is a necessary evil in the life of a book author. Are you kidding me; we were born to write and not born to market? Your daily chore to launch your book is marketing. Essentially, that means you must have the marketing tools to do it. Listed below is what I consider the must-have tools to launch and market your book

·         A Flipbook Trailer
·         Teaser Trailer(s)
·         Bookmarks
·         Business Cards
·         Graphic
·         Sell Sheets
·         Mock Cover Ads
·         Arsenal of Images

·         Press Releases