Why Amazon’s Kindle Singles are the Future

by Rachel Baker on September 5, 2013

Here’s a good look at the value of Amazon’s Kindle Singles to authors, and readers alike.

Writers can seldom express ideas “at their natural length”, because in the world of traditional print only a few lengths are commercially viable. Write too long, and you’ll be told to cut it (as Stephen King was when The Stand came in too long to be bound in paperback). Worse, write too short, and you won’t get published at all. Your perfect story is 50 pages long – or 70, or 100? Good luck getting that printed anywhere.

Hence the revolution. Because the new length exploits this hole in traditional publishing.


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