Publishers Holding Back Some E-Books At least three major publishers say they will withhold the release of digital versions of new books until months after the hardcover comes out. Simon & Schuster is one of the publishers that announced the delays. Publishers and authors have worried that e-books would hurt sales forhardcovers.
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Publishers Holding Back Some E-Books

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Publishers Holding Back Some E-Books

Publishers Holding Back Some E-Books

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Publishers are nervous about the spread of e-books, which sell for less than paper books, so why give consumers something for 10 bucks when you're trying to get them to pay 25? Instead, there'll be a delay like waiting for the movie to come out on video.

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