Self-Publishing – Your Fellow Authors are not Your Enemies – Let’s Help Each Other ~ Don Massenzio

Reblogged from Don Massenzio:

As we enter the holiday seasons, I wanted to bring back this post that is one of the first from my blog. I still truly believe the ideas in this post. Let’s help each other out. We’re all on this journey together.

High stress fightIf 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 self-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. Over the past year or so, 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 together to build houses and cultivate crops so that they could all survive. If they had competed against each other, it is likely that none would have survived.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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One Response to Self-Publishing – Your Fellow Authors are not Your Enemies – Let’s Help Each Other ~ Don Massenzio

  1. Just to say this once more having said it before: I adore other writers. I adore writing. I have never considered them enemies in the past and never will in the future. I am always willing to help publicize any book, as look as I have read and found it worthwhile. If I don’t like it, I will usually choose to say little or nothing because I won’t trash an author even if I hate the work.

    Do authors really think other writers are enemies? If they do, I have not met any of them.

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