Well, looks like Amanda wants people in traditional publishing to take care of her.
From a long-term professional, all I can say is that she is going to be very upset with the results and in for a very rude surprise. I hope I am wrong. For her sake.
And why she thinks she will have more time to write going traditional is beyond me. Does she think all her fans will suddenly just vanish? Actually, traditional publishing will expect her to do the same amount of publicity and such as she has been doing. For less money. Controlling fans and such is not a decision of types of publishing, it is an author controlling his or herself and setting limits.
I wonder if she has even talked with any actual bestselling traditional writers.
My sense that this is a “I’m-real-now” decision. Nothing wrong with that at all. Every writer is different and even making millions on her own, she may very well need this sort of pat on the head by a big corporation. But if she thinks it will give her more time to write, she’s in for a very, very rude surprise. It just adds more layers onto what she is already doing. And more people into the mix.
Good luck, Amanda.