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The Author Training Manual by James Scott Bell, Nina Amir

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Step #4Compare the Competition and Discover If Your Idea Is Unique and Necessary

Most aspiring authors believe their ideas are unique and that readers absolutely need to read their books. Like these writers, you probably feel convinced that your book idea is new, fresh, timely, different, and essential. You may feel certain that readers must read the information you have to offer, the arguments you want to make, or the stories you have to tell. You might even possess a sense of urgency to write and publish now, and if you don’t want to do it as an indie publisher, you may feel sure a publisher will want to take on your project and get it into print ASAP. Great!

I often have felt that way about my book ideas, and I still do when an idea first ...

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