I just signed this petition explaining the current kerfuffle between Amazon and Hachette.
If you’re a reader, you may be interested in this, or you may not. That’s OK. My firm belief, and experience, is that not many readers care WHO publishes the books they read. They really just want well-edited books that are easy to buy, and reasonably priced. If this is you, and you don’t want to read a long letter, by all means just go read a book instead!
If you’re a writer – especially one at any sort of crossroads in your writing career – I would recommend you read this and at least add it into the information in your brain you’re using to make future decisions.
Nothing is simple. Nothing is one-sided. Nobody else is in your exact shoes. You are the best person to decide, for yourself, how your career should progress.
Being informed helps.
As always, I’m happy to share my personal experiences from my still-rather-short (but, so far, quite fun!) publishing journey.