I think the byline on this NPR piece, linked to below, is not very informative. It is not a matter that the Story’s Not That Simple. It is that the story is not the story. What this four plus minute essay is really about is how digital books can expand the readers interaction with an author’s work.
Constantly framing the mere presence of eBooks as the destruction of traditional publishing is more sensationalist than it is pertinent. Digital books, and self-publishing, (which is my bailiwick) for that matter, give more people more opportunity, for the writer, the reader, and the savvy traditional publisher.