Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kindle Singles

or the reinvention of print continued... Amazon announced today that it will launch "Kindle Singles"--Kindle books that are twice the length of a New Yorker feature or as much as a few chapters of a typical book.

Arguing that writing and expression of ideas should find its natural length and not be constrained by economic concerns from publishers of full length texts or magazines, Amazon is asking writers of 10,000 to 30,000 words (roughly 30 to 90 pages) to join in making their work available to readers.

According to the press release, like all Kindle content, Kindle Singles will be "Buy Once, Read Everywhere"--customers will be able to read them on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, and Android-based devices.

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