E-Book Sales Slipping?

The big story is “Declining E-book Sales Hit Home,” which took me by surprise.  I thought e-books were The Thing? 

S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy said she is not too worried about the decline—yet. She said there are lots of factors behind the e-book sales decline, including a change in product between last year’s third quarter and the most recent period. Reidy said S&S has seen little evidence to suggest that higher e-book prices are behind the e-book sales slump and noted she wouldn’t be surprised if e-book sales started to rise again.”

There are a few interesting tips in this piece by Mandy Jackson-Beverly, called 'The Oxymoron of Self-Publishing.'