Is there a rule that disallows trade-published authors from supporting indie authors?
I see a lot of indie authors talking about (basically advertising, right?) or straight-out promoting books written by their trade-published peers, but I’ve never seen the opposite happening. Am I observing the wrong people? Am I looking in the wrong places?
Is my observation true? Are trade-published authors bound by their contracts to never, ever mention that they’ve read indie books or are fans of indie authors? Or are there more personal, prejudicial or exclusivist reasons behind it?
Now, if only someone would answer these questions for me.