Friday, June 10, 2011

Kindle Singles

Described as "Compelling Ideas Expressed at Their Natural Length," Amazon's Kindle Singles  are short pieces of writing, closer to a magazine article than a book. I love this idea and it is another avenue for writers to publish smaller works. The downside is that there doesn't seem to be a submission process--there are only a few titles available that have been carefully selected by Amazon editors. So Amazon when are you going to make the process open to everyone?

The pieces are anywhere from 5,000 to 30,000 words, fiction and non-fiction, and range in price from $.99 to $4.99. I think the price might be a little high, why not $.25 for something that is 5,000 words? $1.99 seems to be the "go to" figure for pricing the Singles.