“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval” is one example of the great Mark Twain quotes. I think everyone can learn something from this. We spend a lot of our time worrying about how others perceive us. Are we making enough money? Do we wear the right clothes? The reality is that none of that really matters. If we cannot be content with ourselves it won’t matter how other people view us.
In the past, authors would thrive on word of mouth. It was their biggest source of free advertisement, and it is what would make or break their writing career. But in today’s World, anyone can become an author. Self-publishing is now a normal trend. This has led to people that know how to trick the search engines (SEO gurus) becoming the authors with the highest amount of sales. Now, instead of going to the local bookstore and browsing the topics, people are instead typing their keywords into a search engine and choosing from the books that are listed first.