Amazon Debuts ‘Kindle Singles'

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Seattle - Amazon today said it will begin marketing Kindle Singles, or shorter-than-average books, for the Kindle.

In a sparse explanation of Singles, Amazon said they will be stories, articles and other written content that falls short of the usual length of a book, but would be much larger than a typical magazine feature story. These would stretch between 10,000 and 30,000 words, compared with the 50,000 of a traditional book.

The Kindle Singles will have their own section of Amazon's e-Book Store and will be priced much lower than regular e-books.

Amazon did not say when the first Single would be released, the exact pricing, or if it was operating through traditional book publishers or with author's directly.

The Singles will work with all Kindle-, Apple- and Android-based readers.


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