In 2014 my wife, Teresa, and I went out to lunch at a small McDonalds located in Murdock, part of greater Port Charlotte, and made a very important decision. As we sat there we discussed my writing career and the possibility of hers although at that time she hadn’t started writing her first novel yet. The upshot of that meeting was the establishment of T&R Independent Books.
There was a time when Traditional Publishing was the only game in town. Self-Publishing and Indie Publishing were not even on the horizon. It was during those times when the great publishing houses were founded and grew.
And they had the power.
I believe that if the author is going to invest his or herself into writing a book, any book, then they deserve to benefit from it.
Side note: Reviews are not just for the purpose of marketing. They also shed light on potential or existing problems that need correcting.