A Kindle Single isn’t a new device from Amazon – it’s a short e-book.
And apparently these short e-books are quite popular. According to a new exclusive from PaidContent.org, Amazon has sold over 2 million of them since the new format was launched just over a year ago.
Kindle Singles are longer than short stories, but shorter than full-length novels. They generally range between 5,000 to 30,000 words. They cost less than a full length novel, from $.99 to $4.99. Definitely a more attractive price point for frugal shoppers than paying the equivalent of a hardback book price for a digital book.
The popularity of Kindle Singles has been a benefit to authors who sometimes have medium length stories. Too long for short story, too short for a full novel. Some of the authors interviewed by PaidContent said they had earned tens of thousands of dollars on the sales of Kindle Singles.