Amazon.com's new sale plan.
The Amazon Upgrade is a feature that will allow a buyer (of a book from Amazon.com), for a small additional charge, to view the whole book online.
Copyright laws are, obviously, an issue when it comes to a company allowing copyrighted books to be viewed online. But, according to the Author's Guild executive director, this is the way that copyright is supposed to work. "You provide access to readers and some compensations flows back to right holders."
It seems as though this development has been carefully thought out and planned as, Entertainment-News.org has reported, Amazon has issued a statement of support from several publishers, including St. Martin's Press.