This article really nails it. The Big Boys have had a stranglehold in every way over writers since forever. Now, we have a choice.
“Amazon has grown in size for many reasons, but the success of their publishing ventures has to owe much to the long-held and unbudging monopoly of big publishers. Because the moment Amazon provided a second option, customers and writers flooded to them in relief. That’s right, a second option. Cartel is just another name for a monopoly, but with more players.”