Some authors don’t like to read books similar to theirs.
I feel it’s important to read and study everything out there that might be considered your competition before you write. Don’t be afraid to compare your book to others. When you do, ask yourself these questions.
1. Is the book better than mine? If yes, why is it better? If the answer is yes, what do you need to do to your book to make it better.
2. How similar is the format of your book with others? If there’s a reason for using a format similar to other books of the same topic, don’t worry. But, if you are not constrained by a mandatory format, choose a fresh and effective format that will set your book apart.
3. What do the books cover? What could be done better? Be sure your book contains unique and vital content. There is no reason to write your book if you are going to cover the same topics as other books in the same manner. Put a new twist on the topic that will make others choose it over the others. Offer more information that readers need.
4. Is the market saturated? Don’t be afraid to abandon your book idea and to choose another if you find the market is saturated with your original topic.
Most of all, write the book of your dreams and write it better than anyone else….