As iTunes has heralded the impact of the music single and the EP, economically infeasible music mediums prior to digital format, Kindle is going to help unravel the endless possibilities of the written word with Kindle Singles, shortened books, typically the length of a few book chapters, or twice the length of a New Yorker feature piece.
Now, there’s something big here. Because the length of books has always been dictated by the medium not the content. Less than 10,000 words to fit as a magazine article. Longer than 50,000 words to warrant printing and distribution.
Now, authors no longer have to feel obligated to unnecessarily expand or streamline a length that makes sense. These Kindle Singles will be cheaper than typical books, and will work with any Kindle model or e-book reading device.