Amazon Launches Kindle Singles


Three months ago, Amazon made a call to serious writers, thinkers, scientists, business leaders, historians, politicians and publishers to join Kindle in making a new kind of content available to readers—Kindle Singles. Typically between 5,000 and 30,000 words, each Kindle Single is intended to allow a single killer idea — well researched, well argued and well illustrated — to be expressed at its natural length. Today, Amazon is introducing the first set of Kindle Singles to the Kindle Store.

It’s like an app store for articles. I bought “Lifted”, a report about a Swedish bank robbery by Evan Ratliff, and started reading it over breakfast. Great story.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011