How many articles have I read, or even heard of for that matter, that bash publishers by Indie authors? None
They don't want the majority of us. Ok great. Then leave me alone to make my own way.
The much overused complaint is that we don't edit properly. If that's all you got publishers.... Granted there are those that throw up (pun intended) garbage on Amazon, or like sites, without a thought to editing. As usual those are the few that spoil it for the many. I'll be honest here, I was one of them. My earlier books are probably riddled with mistakes. In my defense, I was learning, as are most independent writers. The first book I self-published was Abduction Trilogy, it even has a bad review complaining about grammar, it remains to be my best seller so far.
Why so many attacks in your interviews, publishers? Do you have any idea how ridiculous and desperate you sound? Who are you trying to convince? Look, it isn't like we didn't try. I have submitted books, that I DID have edited, to several publishers and got a thanks but no thanks. I'm okay with that. Now I just self publish.
As I see it, we are not at odds with each other. You have your job to do, I have mine. It's a pretty tall order to become a writer, editor, and marketer, all over night! Most of us make our own covers, and videos. Pretty miraculous when you think about it. You have many people working on specific parts of the process. We have only ourselves, or if we're lucky, a friend or family member to help.
Just admit it publishers, we are doin' a hell of a job. We don't need you.