Jeremy Greenfield has an interesting article about writers as control freaks. I agree with the sentiment; e-books allow writers to control many more variables (price, cover, meta-data, etc.) than traditional publishers allow. Most variables are still out of authors’ hands, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.
Also, Barry Eisler published a piece in The Guardian about the ongoing digital transition. It’s a nice overview of what’s currently playing out for the publishing industry.