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Kindle Singles — Compelling Ideas Expressed at Their Natural Length — Now Available in the Kindle Store

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 6:20am
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Before the advent of digital reading, writers often had to choose between making their work short enough for a magazine article or long enough to deliver the "heft" required for book marketing and distribution. Three months ago, Amazon made a call to serious writers, thinkers, scientists, business leaders, historians, politicians and publishers to join Kindle in making a new kind of content available to readers—Kindle Singles. Typically between 5,000 and 30,000 words, each Kindle Single is intended to allow a single killer idea -- well researched, well argued and well illustrated -- to be expressed at its natural length. Today, Amazon is introducing the first set of Kindle Singles to the Kindle Store.

“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. We think customers will be riveted by these stories that can take them to a Swedish bank heist or to the Mexican border town of Juarez, or to consider a new way to think about happiness.”

The new Kindle Singles section of the Kindle Store is now available at: http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fkindlesingles&esheet=6586075&lan=en-US&anchor=www.amazon.com%2Fkindlesingles&index=2&md5=437a4fd25033632e1130a2957a2d73e1

Available to both Kindle device and app users, and priced between $0.99 and $4.99, the first set of Kindle Singles include original reporting, essays, memoirs and fiction.

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