Everyone is talking about professional v.s. hobbyist and who should be allowed to sell their work for what amount. First Amendment rights keeps people like Ron Miller from Nazi Book Rallying Regime, or some third party entity saying who and what can be published and who and what should not. My English is not so poor that my book is unreadable like the poor guy who everybody accuses of being from another country, (And why should it matter even if he was?) are trying to take over the writing community at large?
Who's to say your chair is better than mine? All of these people who have decided that as their regime should try to blacklist others in an attack on Indie Authors so that they can claim their books and only their books should be allowed to be charged full price for. I mean, seriously. Should a person have to check a box stating that, "My work is so intangible that I shouldn't be allowed to charge much for a story that's been something to be proud of. These extremist's aren't even authors in most cases and wouldn't know how to make a story last more than a few misguided chapters.
Thus, leaving them and their credibility up to fashused sects that embed themselves in agreement in discounting, and falsifying what what must be considered acceptable. And what's with the whole editorial deal? Why do they know so much more about your story than you do? If they're so great, then why aren't they writing best sellers all by themselves? The reason, "These people couldn't write their way out of a 20,000 word essay max without running out of steam.
They, need to after convincing the author they need to lots of money to retell your story in a manner that you probably aren't going to appreciate. Yet you pay them anyway. Before computerized word processors people may've needed a second glance but today? They just re-arranged a few things here and there, run it through the windows word auto check, combine some sentences and call it a day stating that they're something special and without their official tag of approval things won't go so well. Had anyone else written these books most people would be crawling all over it.