Today you can get Three Thirds as an eBook from Amazon for the Kindle. In the coming days, it should also be up as an eBook for the Nook on Barnes & Noble and other e-reader formats. I wrote it when I was a kid, but it still holds a warm place in my heart.
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.
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.
My novel, Three Thirds, originally published in 2002 when the internet was still young (and when I was publishing with the more formal “Joseph”), is coming soon as an e-book from Infinity Publishing. Details to come.