Monday 25 February 2013

Author Interview – James Berman


Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? Soon after I could read, I wanted to write. It was arrogant.

When and why did you begin writing? In elementary school, I was writing small books. My readers then were my parents. Fortunately, they still are around to be readers.

Who designed the cover? The very talented Araminta Atherton of

Who is your publisher? I am. I like it that way. Once upon a time I had books published by Warner Books. For a no-name writer like myself, publishers are a disadvantage, especially in an age of eBooks. They don’t help with distribution and they take away control. I’m a control freak.

Why did you choose to write this particular book? To finally have a book to assign to my NYU students–one that contained nearly everything I wanted to tell them in eBook form.

Who is your favorite author and why? In fiction, Graham Greene. I always thought he had the best combination of the psychological and good storytelling. For me a fiction book must have both.

What are your current writing projects now? I am working a sequel to Lessons from the Lemonade Stand that will focus on picking individual stocks.

Are you reading any interesting books at the moment? Many. Having a Kindle emans I’m always reading many books at once. The one that really has my interest at the moment is When Money Dies, by Adam Fergusson, about the hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic. It’s a sobering tale.

Are there any new authors that have sparked your interest and why? It’s more topics than authors at this point. I mostly read non-fiction and its the topic that draws me.

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Genre – Business & Investing

Rating – PG

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