Originally Posted by astra_lestat
There are a few issues. They are fans of certain writers/series. They buy books in the series ASAP when one is published and discuss it and re-read it. They would be deprived of this if they move to ebook reader.
I think it has more to do with the kind of readers they are, rather than their age. It's not an uncommon attitude among voracious genre readers. That's part of why Harlequin went e
early on. Heck, Baen even makes ARCs available in digital form.
Since fantasy is huge right now, maybe the fantasy publishers are more reluctant to try something new. ("But it ain't broke!")