Random House selling books by chapter according to the Wall Street Journal: (Gated and unlikely to change)
Random House will post “Made to Stick,” written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, at http://www.randomhouse.com/madetostick. Customers will receive a digital link via email enabling them to download the chapter onto their computers. Random House expects that eventually users will be able to download chapters onto other devices, such as BlackBerries.
And Harper are giving the away for free
Starting Monday, readers who log on to http://www.harpercollins.com will be able to see the entire contents of “The Witch of Portobello” by Coelho; “Mission: Cook! My Life, My Recipes and Making the Impossible Easy” by Irvine; “I Dream in Blue: Life, Death and the New York Giants” by Roger Director; “The Undecided Voter’s Guide to the Next President: Who the Candidates Are, Where They Come from and How You Can Choose” by Mark Halperin; and “Warriors: Into the Wild” the first volume in a children’s series by Erin Hunter.
I wonder who’ll win this round?*
*Hint, it might well be the free one!