In October, Amazon announced its “Kindle Singles,” product, which introduced short stories and digital pamphlets to the e-book reader’s store. In the company’s words, Kindle Singles are “twice the length of a New Yorker feature or as much as a few chapters of a typical book” and generally 5,000 to 30,000 words (roughly 30 to 90 pages). Today, Amazon is debuting Kindle Singes, its collection of short works.
Kindle Singles are available to both Kindle device and app users, and priced between $0.99 and $4.99. Amazon says the first set of published Singles include original reporting, essays, memoirs and fiction. While the company says that “the response to our announcement of Singles has been great,” it’s unclear how many Singles have been added to the Kindle bookstore.