Jul 042012
 
Today I have an interview with Kevin Hopson, author of the recently released Early Release for Bad Behavior.
What kind of research did you do to write this book?

Just like my other books, I did an extensive amount of research for Early Release for Bad Behavior. My focus with this book was the U.S. prison system – more specifically, the life of death row inmates.

What are your thoughts on ebooks? (i.e. love them, hate them, wave of the future)
I initially had mixed feelings about e-books. Even though my books were released in this format, I still preferred to hold a paper book in my hands. This changed several weeks ago, however, when I bought my first e-reader (Kindle). I have been hooked ever since. I am less distracted with an e- reader, and I tend to read faster as well.

Do you read reviews written about your book?

Yes. However, I have learned that even the best writers can’t please everyone. As a result, I take reviews with a grain of salt. As long as the majority of people who read my books find them to be entertaining (even if far from perfect), I take satisfaction in this.

Do you keep track or write reviews for books you read?

I know how important reviews are to an author. Because of this, I try to do the same when I read a book. I typically leave reviews on Amazon, and I always make a point of discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the book. I’m not one to bash a book or author, though. If I truly don’t like a book, I will not leave a review.

What input, if any, did you have in the cover design?

My publisher, MuseItUp Publishing, actually does something that is rare in the book industry. The company allows us to work with our cover designers. Most authors have little or no say in the matter, but I was fortunate enough to be involved in the process. Then again, my cover designer has always done a superb job of capturing the feel of the book on the first try, so I’ve never requested to make changes with any of them.

About Kevin Hopson
Prior to hitting the fiction scene in 2009, Kevin was a freelance writer for several years, covering everything from finance to sports. His debut work, World of Ash, was released by MuseItUp Publishing in the fall of 2010.

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Early Release for Bad Behaviorby Kevin Hopson 
Most incarcerated men dream of being free one day, but death row inmate Jake Evans feels differently. With prisoners suspiciously being dragged from their cells, only to return in anguish, Jake wants no part of the outside world. However, when Jake’s name is eventually called, he is left with no choice. What do the perpetrators want with him, and can he escape the fate others have already met?

Find the book online: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads

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