Amazon has released a new type of ebook dubbed “Kindle Singles.” It basically falls between a fall novel and a feature cover story in a magazine. They will have their own section in the Kindle store and is designed to appeal to people who are more into filler content between novels.
Kindle Singles are billed to be competitive with the New Yorker feature length article or books that fall between 30 to 90 pages. Today’s announcement is a call to serious writers, thinkers, scientists, business leaders, historians, politicians and publishers to join Amazon in making such works available to readers around the world. Many new authors, thinkers and people might be keen on submitting works that basically get a core idea out there, without the fluff that a full literary novel necessitates.
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. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. In addition, with the Kindle Worry-Free Archive, Kindle Singles will be automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
To be considered for Kindle Singles, interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you are interested in purchasing a Kindle, check out our retail partner Shop e-Readers.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.