I read this article today off The Huffington Post
It talks about the recent doings of J. A. Konrath (something we've discussed alot on EPIC) but the main point of the article is the pros and cons facing publishing and authors with the rise of electronic publishing.
This is perhaps one of the better articles written about the subject since the tone stays calm without scare mongering.
As authors and publishers, if we want our work to last and have any sense of value, we need to look at quality of content and not just the number of sales.