Hardcopy has a limited life and is stuck in stasis. You might get paid and you might not. It costs a lot of money to print, distribute and manage paper.
Electronic publication is fleeting and febrile. You likely will not be paid. Ever. You can, however, move with the wind, revise and fix at will, and have others scrape the wealth from you in illegal republication.
One medium promise eternity while the other guarantees death.
Which is the better devil?