A friend did share this info on facebook. It reinforces why I don't want my kids to read on an e-reader. Frankly, I don't want an e-reader, but I figure if I'm going to buy this I might as well see what opportunities it presents in that area. However, after reading this article, I don't know that I want to role model e-reading to my kids. http://publishingperspectives.com/2013/05/as-kids-on-screen-reading-overtakes-print-outcome-is-worrisome/
That article writers ask: "Isn’t it possible, if not likely, that the children who only read on-screen were children who weren’t very good readers and didn’t enjoy reading very much to begin with?" but then they resort to a statement from the National Literacy Trust Director. His statement never really addresses the question, does it?
In any case, while I think a balance (between e, audio, and print books) might be something to strive for, I don't believe the situation calls for totally avoiding e-books at all.