Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Interesting idea: Kindle "singles"

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Amazon to Launch Story-Length 'Kindle Singles'
By Dylan Stableford
Published: October 12, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

Amazon announced on Tuesday the launch of “Kindle Singles,” e-books that bridge the gap between magazine features and novel-length works – and what the company hopes could do for book publishing what the $.99 “single" did for iTunes.

In its announcement, Amazon described the “singles” as “Kindle books that are twice the length of a New Yorker feature or as much as a few chapters of a typical book.” The company said they will be between 10,000 and 30,000 words, or roughly 30-to-90 pages in length, and will be priced accordingly.

Amazon did not specify what that pricing would be, and the company did not immediately respond to a pair of requests seeking comment. Full-length e-books typically cost $9.99 in the Kindle Store.

“Kindle Singles will have their own section in the Kindle Store and be priced much less than a typical book,” Amazon said.

The company is calling on “serious writers, thinkers, scientists, business leaders, historians, politicians and publishers to join Amazon in making such works available to readers around the world.” Amazon is asking “interested parties” to contact digital-publications@amazon.com

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1 comment:

Fred Zackel said...

Considering that I have had short stories (9,000 words approx.) and novellas (approx. 20,000 wordss in length) available on Kindle for several months --- and I am not alone in this -- am I missing something?