Read her blog post here about why she took the deal with traditional publishing that she did.
My opinion, from an outside business perspective and a long-term freelance writer, let me say Fantastic!!
Her reasons are spot-on good business, she has decided to add in traditional publishing to get books to her fans, and she is keeping the indie publishing going at the same time. She wants to have a shot at the big brass ring of the big money and she’s going at it in the right way.
She has hired more advisors than just her agent to help, including lawyers and accountants. Very, very smart.
Well done Amanda Hocking. And all writers can look at your wonderful track record and your ability to use the entire publishing system instead of just an area of it as a complete path to success.
I stand by what I have said. Use both traditional publishing and indie publishing.
It is not an either/or situation, but a win/win situation. As Amanda Hocking just proved to us all.