After Monday's announcement on the KBoards, you knew the backlash would happen. I won't link to all of them. You can't miss them on the 'net. The gist is pretty simple. Amazon is a bunch of lying liars!
I'm reminded of Wile E. Coyote. You know the cartoons.
Yep, Wile E. is always fine until he looks down.
Here's the thing. Folks in trad publishing and folks related to trad publishing know they've gone over the cliff of change. They really believe that if they don't look down, they won't smash into the ground.
Except this is real life, not a Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote cartoon. The ground's coming up fast. So they're blaming everyone else. But contrary to their beliefs, Amazon isn't the Road Runner. The 'Zon didn't push trad publishing off the cliff. They jumped off the cliff of their own free will years ago when 'Zon was still a tiny business in Jeff Bezos' garage.
Trad publishing is about to crash, and they have no one to blame but themselves.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I feel like trad publishing are the Plastics of Mean Girls,
but the indies are Missy trying out of the cheerleader squad on Bring It On.
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