Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember this: All things have contributed to your advancement.
Always thank those who have helped you along the way. And, trust me, there will be many, many, many such people.
True, you can’t always thank everyone.
1. Because you might not recognize their contribution until many years later.
2. Because there are far too many people to thank.
3. Because you can no longer locate them (I’m actually surprised in today’s Internet world how many people are not findable via search engines).
Just thank those you can. You’ll be surprised how good it will be for you. And it will always be appreciated by those you thank.
And it will always go a long way to making it easier for you to market your books. Because marketing is all about sharing the good you have created. And gratitude is the beginning of sharing.