Writing Advice

Writers, don’t fear competition…embrace it


Let’s face it, for writers, the competition has never been more fierce. Why? Look around you, the boom of independent publishing had led to a massive influx of new writers. And more writers means more books. Lots of books. Thousands of new titles released everyday. It makes you wonder if your book will ever get noticed. You may start to feel nervous. But don’t.

Competition is good.

Why? Simple. The success of independent publishing has lead to amazon’s increase in bonuses. Now, to even have the most read book or your book in the kindle 100 means extra bonuses. And now Kindle Scout has appeared. If you don’t know about it click here to learn more.

So don’t worry about other writers. Worrying about the competition can only hurt you and your writing. Focus on your own projects. Besides, the competition isn’t going away, so why torture yourself with worry. Worry destroys creativity and turns you into a nervous wreck. So what if another writer’s book is ranked in the top ten in sales and your book is languishing in publishing no-man’s-land? The success of others, especially in the publishing field, lends credibility to the entire movement. So, you should actually be happy.

The only thing any writer can do is focus on writing the best book possible. And while you’re doing that make friends with other writers, especially ones that have achieved success in the crowded marketplace. Learn, live, and most importantly, write.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs 4-5 times a week about writing, self-publishing, and sales & marketing. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.


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