This is a little bit old news but it is important to acknowledge it on our blog. Sony decided to launch a short story program on their eBook Store with 1,000 stories from America's top authors, including all 120 stories by Philip K. Dick
"Effective immediately, short stories are available from selected authors including Kevin J. Anderson, Lawrence Block, Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Ed Gorman, Joe Haldeman, Wendy Hornsby, Margo Lanagan, Tanith Lee, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, Susan Sizemore, R.L. Stine, Donald E. Westlake, and many others, with more authors being added every month."
Not too many kids or parents can afford Sony's portable readers for short stories, but it is a start and few years down the road it may become a standard practice. Who knows?