On authors guilt tripping the reader:

“Around this time last year I argued that readers have no obligation to support a publisher’s flawed business model, and today I would like to extend that premise to include authors.

If an author¬†doesn’t like the terms of a contract, negotiate a better contract. Or get a new publisher. Or self-publish.

But what authors don’t get to do is demand that readers fix the problems that the authors helped create.¬†It’s not the reader’s fault, and it’s not the reader’s responsibility to fix.”