Last fall, Amazon announced its plans for Kindle Singles, an attempt to make short stories and content of similar length to its e-reader. It was a call, in Amazon’s words, to “serious writers, thinkers, scientists, business leaders, historians, politicians and publishers to join Amazon in making such works available to readers around the world.”
And today, the first set of Kindle Singles is available in the Kindle Store.
These pieces run between 5000 and 30,000 words (around 30-50 pages) and range in price between $0.99 and $4.99.
For authors of short stories, and other short form content, it would seem that Amazon is starting to be delivering upon the promise of the digital revolution to create new monetization opportunities for creators.