Search Engine Watch reports that Amazon will begin allowing customers to purchase individual pages from certain books: Busy Day for Digital Books: News from Amazon and Google. Another press release had a great quote showing to whom this is going to be of interest (hint - it's our students):
"For scholars and people who are only interested in specific information, that is probably is a market in the near- to mid-term," she said. "For other people, it's going to be take a while longer. ... Downloading a chapter of a mystery novel doesn't cut it."