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.”