By Tito II Pontilan, Oct 13 2010 Amazon Launching Shorter Length “Singles” Kindle Books (amazon.com)
In a recent announcement, Amazon stated it will be launching a new line of reading material called “Kindle Singles“. This new version of Kindle book is about 30 to 90 pages in length, or approximately 10,000 to 30,000 words. According to the developers, this is just about the right length to present an idea fully, in a soundly researched and skillfully crafted manner.
For a long time, writers had just two choices when determining the length of a particular work, either less than 10,000 words or more than 50,000. In other words, written matter had to either be short enough to be a magazine article or long enough so it could be sold as a book. “Kindle Singles” developers decided to provide a third option.
Vice President for Kindle Content, Russ Grandinetti, stated that, “Ideas and the words to deliver them should be crafted to their natural length, not to an artificial marketing length that justifies a particular price or a certain format.” He stated further that he is excited to see what publishers and proficient writers will make of this. Included in Amazon’s announcement is an appeal to people around the world with a passion for writing to make such literary work available for readers around the globe to enjoy.
Amazon will follow its policy of “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” for Kindle Singles but at a lower price than book length reading matter.