An erotic romance author turned down an Amazon publishing deal. Aubrey Rose, successfully self-published writer, said that the offer from online giant was far less than she could make on her own.
After my limited dealings so far with Amazon,I know what she means. After publishing on Smashwords,which felt like doing business with a friendly neighbourhood corner shop,putting my books onto Amazon had all of the charm of swimming in a pool full of sharks,while covered in bacon !
Corporations don’t become huge by being nice.