I found this post on the Passive Reader very interesting. Particularly, PG's observation, "Hachette is spending so much time, money and energy promoting its anti-Amazon message that it has failed to spend time, money and energy promoting… books. This would be a typical screw-up for a poorly-managed company – taking its eye off the ball during a crisis and sliding down the tubes financially."
The rest is here:
HACHETTE GOING DOWN THE TUBES FINANCIALLY