Here’s an interesting development. According to The Register,
Amazon.com is to start selling electronic downloads of short stories, single chapters of books and even single scenes from novels as part of a new section called Amazon Shorts.
At the moment this looks like being a US-only deal, and each download will cost just 49 cents.
The idea is that readers will be able to sample new authors at very little cost, or buy updates to books they already own or to read alternative endings to favourite stories.
This is a great idea. No excessive DRM either.