I am utterly embarrassed to be a member of the Authors Guild.
I joined the Guild about 30 years ago when I was first published by a mainstream publishing house. The Authors Guild back then seemed to be fighting for my rights as an author against the big bad publishing industry. The Authors Guild fought for me while I published six books with the big guys.
Times change. Now, like so many not-exactly-bestselling writers, I'm indie.
As an indie writer, it's painfully clear that the Authors Guild is fighting FOR the big bad publishing industry. They are puppets of Hachette. And they are clueless about the needs and issues confronting indie writers. What the hell happened?
My Authors Guild membership is up for renewal on September 30. After three decades, I am not renewing. I'm not angry, just sad.
Meanwhile, you can still buy my books from Amazon. The big bad publishing industry won't sell my books, but Amazon will.