Two book publishers have decided to delay the release of e-book versions of new releases coming out next year. Simon & Schuster will delay the e-book release of 35 titles by 4 months.
This is akin to the delay before the paperback version is published. This is obviously a backlash to the growing popularity of e-books, most likely in large part due to the lower price points they command. It probably won’t last long if other publishers have any success selling as many (or more) total # of books without delaying the electronic version.