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 creativity, including scientists and educationalists as well as practitioners of the arts, Patreon offers a [...]

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 models. One solution to preserve the journalists’ independence, value, and bargaining power is [...]

Wikert on Kindle Singles and the size question

By Paul St John Mackintosh
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 way the ebook ecosystem is going. And it’s not hard to guess the direction of his thinking [...]

Thoughts on the Obama Kindle Single Interview

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
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: There’s nothing earth shattering in it, and I wasn’t expecting anything. I enjoyed it. [...]

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

By Joanna Cabot
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 Corporate Communications at Amplify, thinks he knows why. * * * The Sun (UK) Launches Innovative Digital [...]

Amazon Launches Kindle Single Interviews

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
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 President of Israel, and it’ll set you back a whopping $0.99. I know: You can get entire novels for [...]

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

By Joanna Cabot
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 originators of the Internet Great Firewall, and even though Huawei is not a state-run company, due to [...]

Short-Form Digital Grows at University Presses

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 e-book programs this spring: Stanford, with Stanford Briefs, and North Carolina, with UNC Press [...]

Kindle Singles program accepts submissions of new stories

By Chris Meadows
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 program has now established submission guidelines. I’m not sure whether those guidelines were actually [...]

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 book. It doesn’t hurt that much when you buy a book which costs, let’s say $12.99. But if you want [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 Can Only Get Bitter: The Lost Generation of 1992, about the watershed 1992 Tory victory in UK [...]

World newspapers, magazines publish longer reports as e-books

By Chris Meadows
March 19, 2012 // 0 Comments 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 six Londoners are estimated to own an e-reader of some kind, and a number of UK and other [...]

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