Amazon Launches Kindle Singles

by Greg on January 26, 2011

The Real LebowskiAmazon has just announced the launch of a new project called Kindle Singles which is never before released content from popular writers.

Amazon contacted writers, scientists, business leaders, historians and others to produce content that would be between 5,000 and 30,000 words – the Kindle Single. These Singles would allow a “single killer idea” to be expressed at it’s natural length. The ideas would be well researched, well argued and well illustrated.

Check out Kindle Singles Here: Kindle Singles

Kindle Singles can also be read on any of the Kindle apps.

Amazon had this to say about Kindle Singles:

“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.”

Ian Ayres, one of the initial authors of Kindle Singles, had a few words to say about Singles:

“Kindles Singles has given me the freedom to write a piece that doesn’t need to be cut for a magazine article or expanded for a book,” said Ayres. “It lets me more quickly and directly speak to the reader unhindered by page numbers or ad space. And I love the reach of the Kindle platform. Nowadays just about anyone can read a Kindle book on their phone or their laptop, or, of course, just on a Kindle.”

If you are a serious writer, politician, scientist, thinker, business leader, historian or publisher and would like to be considered to write for Kindle Singles, you can contact digital-publications@amazon.com

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