It doesn't take long for news to travel among indie authors. If you sprinkle a little drama into our world, we're worse than middle schoolers with a nasty rumor. Give it an hour, and 90% of the indie author community knows every available detail. I'm writing this post more to talk about what I think is wrong with the way most of us as authors and some readers have been reacting when bans are announced. But I'm mostly talking to other authors here, because I think, as a group,
That's the question. Why is Amazon suddenly banning thousands of authors with seemingly no explanation? In typical Amazon fashion, they're not saying. So all we're able to do is scoop up every bit of information we have and make our own inferences. Let's dig in.
1) The Verge article. If you haven't seen it, you can read the whole thing here. Brace yourself, it's a long read. To sum it up for those who want to save some time, The Verge spoke with indie authors and a PA named