Good wisdom from
Sarah Hoyt Amanda Green (CORRECTED – I originally misattributed this to Sarah since I found it on her Facebook) about the new Amazon / Kindle Unlimited royalty set-up. The old system over-rewarded short and episodic works. The new set-up awards pay-outs based on page views, so short works and novels each receive a fair pay-out based upon their length. Novels don’t get screwed over any more.
But some people see Amazon as evil and unfair, no matter what. I see a well run business whose business model currently aligns with my publishing goals, therefore they are my friend. Once that no longer applies, I’ll move on to something else. Until then, I take the word of anyone who says Amazon is screwing me over with a hefty grain of salt. Who should I believe? Random internet author paid by a third-party publisher whose profits are affected by Amazon’s model? Or the people that gave me tens of thousands of dollars for my pulpy fiction?