Mass market genre authors should run for the hills as fast as their little feet can carry them. The big book chains killed the midlist, and publishers let them. But the thing is, the midlist is not dead. It's out there and strong.KathyCarmichael said:Interesting, Debora. My friends are all mass market genre authors. With the way ebooks are generally being underreported right now, there's no way for authors to know if ebook sales have made up the difference. Given that most big 6 publishers are offering 25% of net, I wonder how that works out for authors' income if ebook sales account for the lost MM sales.