This seemed like something that may be of general interest to our readers out there.
From Publishers Weekly:
After years of false starts, bundling e-books with print books may have gotten the spark it needed Tuesday morning when Amazon announced an October launch date for Kindle MatchBook. Under the program, customers who buy—or have bought—print editions of titles can buy the e-book at prices ranging from $2.99 to free. At launch, Amazon expects to have over 10,000 books in the program, ranging from new books to books that Amazon began selling when it first opened in 1995.
According to Amazon, bundling print and digital has been one of the most requested features from its customers. Under its terms, Amazon said it will pay royalties to publishers/authors based on the MatchBook price of the e-book.