How does the The New York Times come up titles for their articles? For example, how about: The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print is Far From Dead.
Is the journalist actually stupid enough to believe their title or are they simply a shill for the traditional publishers? They canvased 1200 publishers, and discovered that e-book sales for them have stalled, while print is rising. Is that any surprise? The trad publishers are pricing some e-books higher than paperback these days. How does that make sense, other than to blatantly rip off the buying public?
The journalist completely ignores sales by Amazon and other e-tailers of indie writers in their so-called analysis. In fact, Author Earnings does an excellent analysis, which shows e-books sales continue to go up, and e-books, mostly written by indie authors, are dominating the romance, sci fi, and fantasy genres.