Tag Archives: ebooks

What Is a Kindle Single?

I just came across this term in an e-mail about someone having published a “Kindle Single” memoir. The Atlantic posted a short article about the Kindle Single yesterday, which explains everything. Basically it’s a news piece too long for a magazine article, but too short to be a book, around the 20,000-word range, and published on the Kindle.

The New York Review of Books: “E-books Can’t Burn”

Tim Parks at The New York Review of Books likes e-books. Among his arguments: they’re good for the environment, they’re inexpensive and easily accessible, they ensure all books can remain in print forever, and they offer austere, direct engagement with the words. He’s not a big fan of covers. Or blurbs.