Amazon's "Kindle Singles" sounds like an online meeting place for like-minded romantics to hook up and talk about their favorite books, but it's not a Match.com clone. So what is it? Amazon describes it as a new kind of "well researched, well argued, and well illustrated" content that's typically anywhere from 5,000 to 30,000 words.
"The response to our announcement of Singles has been great," said Russ Grandinetti , Vice President of Kindle Content. "This first set of Singles was selected by our team of editors, and includes works by Rich Cohen, Darin Strauss, Ian Ayres, and the first-ever books published by TED."
The new Kindle Singles, which have now gone live, are available to both Kindle owners and app users. Each one is priced anywhere from $0.99 to $4.99. You'll find original reporting, essays, memoirs, and fiction in the first set of Kindle Singles, with Amazon planning to launch several more over time.