The decision was based on the fact that despite winning an award Chronicles of Mark Johnson, book 1, has not sold since the award over a year ago.
My highest selling book is "Holding Richmond," which has sold 22 copies to date, true , seven were sold in the first weekend and the same last Christmas, but this short story has sold more in one weekend than most of the other stories have in months, and it was written in an afternoon-back in the days when writing was (!) fun and enjoyable.
My most successful boos for praises was book 1 of Chronicles, which won an award-as I said, since then it has died.
Book 2 in the series took Julia, my editor, and I several months to prepare with fine tweaking and in her words it is far deeper and darker than book 1, as it explores the depths our hero goes to, to rid himself of a witch-but you'll have to take me on my word for that.
My most popular on line story was "Sexual Explosions" with over 3,000 reads in three months, but no sales at Amazon.
To finish the article; the success of "50 shades" does not mean it is quality writing, all it means is the writer knew that to sell, you need to hit base level mentality and chose cheap porn over zombies.