Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Random House Offers Individual Chapters For Sale Online
Random House announced a pilot project to sell individual chapters of a book online, starting with a single title: Chip Heath and Dan Heath's MADE TO STICK: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. The six chapters and epilogue are being sold for $2.99 each (The hardcover book is listed at $24.95). Buy one and you get the introduction and index free. Consumers who buy a chapter will receive an email with a link for downloading the purchased file, which cannot be shared electronically. Adobe Systems Incorporated is providing the software (Adobe Digital Editions) and service (ADEPT) for fulfillment and copy-protection of these files.