The truth is, I try to avoid making electronic versions because they are instantly, and I mean INSTANTLY, pirated. On the warez (pirated software) Web sites, you can find every book Ive ever released in electronic form.
Can’t say I blame him. There’s a vast, huge amount of book warez floating around online, and almost all of the ones I’ve seen have been books which have been made available in digital form legitimately but have then been cracked and redistributed. There are, of course, also many books which have been scanned and posted, but I’d suspect these are actually the minority.
However, the answer of course can be summed up in two words: price and availability. Online stores for digital books are a pain in the ass, with formats that suck and – worst of all – they charge through the nose for the books themselves. The number of times I’ve seen a digital book which costs MORE than the Amazon discounted paper version is silly. Roll on the iTunes Music Store for books.