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Your Fellow Authors are not Your Enemies
If you are like me, you are aware of the thousands of other authors that are in the self-publishing universe on social media platforms. We all belong to groups on Facebook and we promote our books, blogs, giveaways, and events. We start to see the same names over and over relentlessly touting our work.
As I first entered the independent publishing world, I viewed all of these authors as people that were competing for my readers. I wanted to out-promote and out-sell all of them.
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Over the three years, however, my view has changed. Instead of viewing my fellow authors as competitors, I have come to think of them as fellow pioneers. I selected the word pioneer purposely. Early American pioneers didn’t compete against each other. The amount of land and natural resources available were abundant. Pioneers worked…
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