I just came across a blog entry
from Charles Cooper of News.com
. Though not specifically about e-books, it references the very similar problems that the news industry is having dealing with the new digital mediums, and the fact that they are apparently clueless about what to do about it.
It even makes a reference to the "Castle" analogy
that I myself adopted a few months ago, to describe the present state of the publishing industry and its attitude towards the "outsiders" horning in on their empires.