Self-Published Author Critiques New Apple Rules

Earlier this week, Apple’s new in-app subscription rules went into effect, forcing Amazon, Google, Barnes & Noble and Kobo, among others, remove their eBook store links from within their Apple apps or pay Apple 30% of their revenue.

Self-published author Jeremy Tarr thinks this is a bad idea. The author of a new fairy tale fantasy book called (S)mythology, thinks that Apple is alienating readers.

He told eBookNewser: “eBooks have completely democratized the publishing industry — they’ve given writers a direct path to consumers. Any blockade erected to limit that path is against the better interest of the writer and the reader. If Apple believes the readers should stick with the iBookstore over the Kindle or the Nook, they should strive to create an ever-better product rather than claw back the power of the people.”