Originally Posted by 75th Trombone
Don't leap to conclusions about this being J.K. Rowling's decision. The article says "Rowling," but no quote or actual details from the article indicate that this is anything but a publisher's decision. And this is certainly the sort of issue that is more in the publisher's domain than the author's.
True no direct quote, but she talks about it on her site:
As powerful as Mrs Rowling is, you'd have to assume that she is also in the power to decide whether her books are published in electronic format or not, don't you think?