Kindle Singles

Has Patreon brought writer patronage into the Kickstarter era?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 25, 2014 // 2 Comments

A new online funding platform called Patreon invites its users to “Be a Patron of the Arts” and “Support and engage with the creators you love.” Targeting all forms of [...]

DECA: Salvation for journalists, inspiration for authors?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Journalists worldwide are facing pressure in fees and jobs as traditional newspapers struggle under the onslaught of blogging, whistleblowing, digital media, and other threats to their business [...]

Wikert on Kindle Singles and the size question

By libertyc
October 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

The vexed question of that extra length has resurfaced in the blogosphere, with content industry critic Joe Wikert posting his latest evaluation of the state of Amazon’s online strategy and the [...]

Thoughts on the Obama Kindle Single Interview

By libertyc
August 4, 2013 // 3 Comments

This isn’t a review of the now-legendary e-single per se; it’s more along the lines of an observation about it, and the situation surrounding it. First, a few comments about the e-single: [...]

Morning Roundup: Free Obama e-single; Canada's best-read city; and more

By libertyc
August 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

3 Reasons Educational Book Publishing is Booming (Digital Book World) Creative breakthroughs are happening in educational publishing like never before. Justin Hamilton, Senior Vice President of [...]

Amazon Launches Kindle Single Interviews

By libertyc
July 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

I do like what Amazon is doing with short-form writing, and the Kindle Singles Interviews is a good addition to the Singles family. The series debuts with an interview with Shimon Peres, the [...]

Morning Roundup: UK's anti-porn filtering being handled by Huawei

By libertyc
July 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

UK’s Anti-Porn Filtering Being Handled by a Chinese Company (Techdirt) Huawei, a Chinese firm, is performing the actual filtering for UK web traffic. No one knows filtering better than the [...]

Weekend Reading Roundup — Is book discovery only a problem for publishers?

By Dan Eldridge
February 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here’s the problem with publishers’ book discovery problem (Paid Content) Why Stephen King was wrong to publish ‘Guns’ as a Kindle Single (NY Daily News) Amazon to Investigate [...]

Short-Form Digital Grows at University Presses

By libertyc
September 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Back in March, the Digital Digest profiled Princeton Shorts, a new short-form e-book program launched last fall by Princeton University Press. At least two more AAUP presses have launched short [...]

Amazon rolls out X-Ray for Movies, Immersion Reading, Kindle Serials and Whispersync for Voice

By libertyc
September 7, 2012 // 4 Comments

By Arnold Zafra | for the Technology Tell network Along with the new products it launched yestertoday, Amazon also introduced some new features on its devices related to content consumption. These [...]

Kindle Singles program accepts submissions of new stories

By libertyc
July 21, 2012 // 2 Comments

On his blog, writer Stephen Woodfin has written discussing using the Amazon Kindle Singles program for publishing shorter works. We’ve mentioned this program before, but Woodfin notes that the [...]

Users From Outside Us Don’t Pay International Fee for Kindle Singles

By Piotr Kowalczyk
April 5, 2012 // 2 Comments

  Everyone who lives outside US knows this devil feature of Kindle Store – a mysterious international fee. It usually ranges from $2 to $4, and it’s not proportional to the price of the [...]

E-book-only publications coming into their own, UK publisher notices

By libertyc
April 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

On FutureBook, Robin Harvie of publisher Aurum Press has a brief post talking about “how things got better for e-book only publishing.” He’s discussing a 26,000-word e-book publication, Things [...]

World newspapers, magazines publish longer reports as e-books

By libertyc
March 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Journalism.co.uk has an article discussing how newspapers and magazines are finding that they can mine their existing catalog of material to produce longer-form works they can sell as e-books. One in [...]

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