What I think hardly matters, but what my indie author colleagues think does. Amazon has been there for new authors, not only in a way that traditional publishers never could, it did it in a way that those publishers never wanted to do. With respect, fairness and real partnership.
All large corporations live for themselves after a while, but Amazon has helped indie authors grow and thrive and publish works that agents and the big publishers ignored. There’s a lot of he-said, she-said in all this, but for an enlightening view at the way some of us see this story, read IB’s irreverent, humorous play, in 5 acts.
It may be Amazon v publishers, but it’s not Amazon v publishing.