Stephen King, citing his childhood love of paperbacks, has decided, for the time being, to hold off on publishing his upcoming (June 2013) novel, Joyland in an electronic format. Although he also chose not to publish The Colorado Kid as an eBook, King has been involved in electronic publishing longer than most authors—dating all the way back to 2000. He has wisely not boxed himself in, by allowing that he may eventually publish the new books electronically. The referenced article includes quotes by King and further information.
This article discusses Houston Public Library’s policy of lending eBooks for only 14 days, as compared to 6 weeks for print books. I was less interested in the geo-centric Houston news than I was to learn that a public library lends books for 6 weeks! Wow! At the time this article was published, 235 patrons were waiting to check out one of the seven eBook copies of Fifty Shades of Grey and 74 were waiting to check out one of the sixteen copies of Grisham’s The Litigators.