Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Amazon Breathes New Life Into Novellas, Long-Form With Kindle Singles

Several publishers have already been doing so-called "shorts," such as the recent Kindle release of a short story by Ann Hood: Coney Island Dreams. So I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. Anyway, from ReadWrite Web via "Amazon is continuing to ramp up for the holidays with the introduction of Kindle Singles, offerings that aren't quite a novel but are more than a magazine article. Just last month, the service began offering iTunes-esque previews of content, recognizing that users may want to peek at what they're buying before actually buying it. Now, with Kindle Singles, the company is recognizing that it has officially escaped the constraints of the printed word. ..."