Are ebook sales really slipping?

A piece in the New York Times last week seemed to offer statistical evidence that ebook sales have dipped while traditional print book sales have risen.

Matthew Ingram, writing in Fortune, provides a counter-argument and backs it up with wider industry figures.

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It may be that large publishers are keeping ebook prices artificially high, leading to a fall in the sales of their books while the indie market remains stable. What are your opinions on the price of a traditionally published ebook compared to the print version? After all, an ebook has virtually zero production and distribution costs compared to the paper book. Are traditional publishers price-gouging consumers and now paying the price?

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