Is this what published authors have to look forward to?

So many warning signs that getting published the traditional print route isn’t the holy grail.

Sarah at Smart Bitches is trying to get the word out about the hell some former Dorchester writers are going through. They’ve got their rights back to their books, but online vendors are still selling them anyway, with any profits going to the original publisher or outer space.

Even with a great agent, fans, and the law on their side, these authors are being screwed.

Then you read about Joe Konrath flying solo and smiling, and you really have to wonder why you should be sending out query letters.

Why try to get a seat on a sinking cruise ship when there are an unlimited number of little sail boats floating around and a big breeze picking up?