MIT Press, the publisher of both my EverQuest and e-sports book, has just launched a new service – BITS – where you can get a single chapter, electronic and DRM free, of many of their titles for $2.99-$4.99. My chapter on computer games as sport has been selected for the program (@ $2.99!) and if you buy it during their big promo period right now it also comes with a 40% discount on the entire book (purchased through them). So, perhaps not such a bad deal all around!
For more info visit the BITS page for the chapter. You can also still also get the first chapter of the book free via the Raising the Stakes homepage.