Nurturing the e-book industry with consumer choices, Amazon launches new product called 'Kindle Singles'

kindleAlways looking for a dime, online retailing titan Amazon has launched "Kindle Singles," which are essentially cheaper, tinier e-books, but packaged in a cute little marketing bow.

According to Amazon, Kindle Singles are "twice the length of a New Yorker feature or as much as a few chapters of a typical book." Singles will have their own section in the Kindle Store and be priced "much less than a typical book."

Amazon also said in its release that the Singles product launch is a "call to serious writers, thinkers, scientists, business leaders, historians, politicians and publishers to join Amazon in making such works available to readers around the world." But by remaing vague on pricing, and even more vague on whether these will be primarily self published or what, we'll have to wait around kickin' sand 'till they tell us.

Either way, I hope they don't suck like Kraft Singles. Blech.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection., Inc., seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. and other... more

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Knowlton Thomas

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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