Amazon Announces Low Price "Kindle Singles"

Paul Lilly

If you're scratching your head raw trying to figure out what exactly a Kindle Single is, don't worry, we wondered the same thing. As it turns out, that's the designation Amazon is giving to literary works that don't fall into the usual below 10,000 words or above 50,000 words mark, which is "the choice writers have generally faced for more than a century."

"Ideas and the words to deliver them should be crafted to their natural length, not to an artificial marketing length that justifies a particular price or a certain format," said Russ Grandinetti , Vice President, Kindle Content. "With Kindle Singles, we're reaching out to publishers and accomplished writers and we're excited to see what they create."

Amazon describes the length of Kindle Singles as being twice that of a New Yorker feature or as much as a few chapters of a typical book. Kindle Singles have their own section in the Kindle Store and will be "priced much less than a typical book," Amazon says.

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