This is, by and large, what Barnes & Noble is offering. You can also get another paper book, but it is the cross-over which intrigues me. It is the type of situation which I hope will continue (and which this offer will encourage) - the co-existence of pBooks and eBooks.
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Free James Patterson Novella, Merry Christmas, Alex Cross, Available Exclusively at Barnes & Noble
This holiday season, customers who purchase Mr. Patterson’s Kill Alex Cross (Little, Brown and Company) in hardcover, plus any other James Patterson title for adults or children in any format, will receive a free physical copy or NOOK Book™ of Mr. Patterson’s novella Merry Christmas, Alex Cross, a title available only at Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble’s state-of-the art cashiering system will allow retail customers to seamlessly combine a NOOK Book purchase with the purchase of the new hardcover title in-store, and leave with the authorization codes to download their digital purchase, as well as the digital version of the free, exclusive novella on any of their NOOK™ devices.
NOOK devices are the perfect choice for anyone who wants access to their favorite reads anywhere they go. NOOK Tablet™ is the company’s fastest and lightest tablet with the best in HD entertainment. NOOK Tablet offers access to popular movies, TV shows, music and more through the top entertainment services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and others, plus a collection of high-quality apps, fast Web browsing and e-mail. NOOK Tablet features Barnes & Noble’s award-winning color reading experience, with access to the world’s largest digital bookstore via Wi-Fi®.