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Are You in Competition with other Authors?

I had a fellow Author come by my table at an Authors showcase recently; he said I came by to check out the competition.

 

I was dumb founded by this because I was sure our books were probably not about the same topic, and even if they were our perspectives would surely be different!

 

I do not compete with other Authors at all. I write books solely to help and entertain people, not for the money and definitely not for the competition. I am curious what other Authors on BAS think about this. I would love to hear other opinions.

 

 

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Comment by K.C Baylor on September 6, 2013 at 11:14am

Believe it or not you are competing with other authors the moment your book is for sale. You may not intentionally go after authors but you are competing for a readers attention. You are competing to be noticed and hopefully selected over the competition or at least considered. The interesting thing about authors is that we can be a bit modest in our ambitions but your books are a business and as a result businesses thrive on competition whether spoken or unspoken.

Comment by Matt Drayton on August 12, 2013 at 5:23pm

Cathy,

I don't compete with other authors either. Thanks for the feedback. 

Comment by Cathy Harris on August 11, 2013 at 9:45pm

I am not in competition with any other authors.  I have my own niche therefore I am moving forward with coaching and consulting while introducing my own line of books.  

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