I don’t know what’s in the water Scott Turow, head of the Author’s Guild, is drinking, but it must be good shit. He’s apparently gone over to the camp of the legacy traditional publishing houses and is no longer interested in genuinely supporting the interests of the AG membership at large.
Can’t someone stage a peaceful coup and get that moron voted out of office?
I, for one, will not waste my money on joining them. Why join an organization that not only doesn’t support its authors, but is also in direct opposition to a successful business model many of them use? (ie. indie publishers and self-publishing, or a combination of the two)
It’s the same reason I didn’t renew to the RWA after my first year of membership ended back in 2009. I refuse to pay to be treated like a red-headed step-child with rabies just because I found a path that works that’s different than what they’re preaching. (Although I’ve heard from some recently that the RWA has undergone a shift in thinking, but I don’t know that for sure and, frankly, haven’t seen enough compelling evidence to make me want to try them again.)