My friend today: “I can’t believe how many new authors there are out there.”
Me: “You have no idea. Hundreds every year. A lot of them are shady too.”
Friend: “How do you mean?”
Me: “Like, they write fake reviews for the attention and networking in it. Some advertise their stuff as being something it isn’t, just for the sales. People buy a crap ton of their own books, just to show as being a ‘best seller’ when they aren’t really. Publishing companies lie and cheat authors out of their work. There are even a ton of writers who steal other authors work too… plagiarism is huge, much bigger than you’d think!”
Friend: “So how do you plan to compete with that? I’m sure it’s only going to get worse, right?”
Me: “I don’t know… I guess I’ll just keep writing better shit than them!”
ENJOY!! I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE THE SAME ATTITUDE! HAPPY WRITING YOU FANTASTIC AUTHORS YOU!