“The right place for the e-book is after the hardcover but before the paperback,” said Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster, which is owned by CBS Corp. “We believe some people will be disappointed. But with new [electronic] readers coming and sales booming, we need to do this now, before the installed base of e-book reading devices gets to a size where doing it would be impossible.“
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
Carolyn Reidy, is it difficult to be this clueless?
Let’s see … not a single Harry Potter book has been released in electronic format.
Yet is every Harry Potter book available in every electronic format?
All you’re doing with this delay is saying: “Hey, kids! Rev up your scanners and bleed our writers to death!”