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Old 03-13-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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Kindle Singles Selling Very Well, Authors Even Happy

So, this is interesting, insofar as Amazon is actually releasing numbers, and also insofar as Amazon seems to have found a nice way to leverage the low costs of publishing to the Kindle.

https://paidcontent.org/article/419-...indle-singles/

Some of the authors are discussing their experience with the Singles here:
https://paidcontent.org/article/419-...rs-are-faring/

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"Everything’s in the author’s control, down to the price. There’s copyediting but no editing. The cover process has a very quick turn-around (especially in my case, as I gave them a photograph I took), as does the ‘jacket’ copy. In both journalism and book publishing, I am accustomed to very long incubation periods during which every detail is up for debate. This has its obvious advantages, especially with a book-length work, and in my opinion that will never change. But it was refreshing to work hard on a piece of writing, declare it done, then submit it, and ship it within a few weeks."
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I love the success of ther Kindle Single. Its leading to the revival of both long form journalism/essay and the fiction novella form. Kudos to Amazon here (and I'm far from an Amazon devotee).
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I love the success of ther Kindle Single. Its leading to the revival of both long form journalism/essay and the fiction novella form. Kudos to Amazon here (and I'm far from an Amazon devotee).
I'm a fan as well; it's nice to find something that fits those 1-2 hour flights nicely.
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