Note: Before I go any further, this is not a slam on any of the markets. Please understand that what works for one author may not always work for another author, as I shall point out a bit later.
As I was talking with her, she noted that she really didn't understand what the controversy was about. But then she followed it up with a statement that I do believe is 100% true. Her comment is that she does want to have writing in all of the areas. In other words, she sees the value of the multiple platform approach for writers.
Let's look at some numbers. I did a quick search this AM for numbers of books sold. Yes, I am sure we will find a bunch of others but I think this will make my point. According to a May 15, 2013 article in the Christian Science Monitor, the Amazon Editors noted:
• E-books now represent 20 percent of all books sales
I did state earlier that this approach isn't going to work for everyone. I was speaking with an author just a couple of days ago and she noted that this wasn't approach that would work for her, simply because of focus. When she was working on stories, she needed her mind on one voice and one format. In her opinion, diving into multiple platforms might get her name around more, but would likely (at this time in her career) bring down the quality of her writing. In other words, she can put out 2 books a year with great reviews, or multiple books in different platforms and the quality would be only average.