Not every book needs to have 500 pages or more for readers to enjoy it nor does every author intend to write long books. We have seen some authors trying everything under the sun to get their books to have a certain number of pages (maybe to impress their readers ahead of time). With Kindle Singles, authors can stick with the natural length for their ideas and still monetize their work effectively. Amazon has been clear about what it expects from Kindle Singles titles:
Ideas and the words to deliver them should be crafted to their natural length, not to an artificial marketing length that justifies a particular price or a certain format … With Kindle Singles, we’re reaching out to publishers and accomplished writers and we’re excited to see what they create,
said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. Kindle Singles titles will have in general less than 100 pages. They will sell for as high as $4.99. They will be available on all the platforms that support Kindle.
Kindle Singles are a great addition to the Kindle family. They will allow authors to share their ideas with the world without going for an artificial marketing length for their work. Unfortunately, there will be people who will take advantage of this to bring lousy material to the market. Let’s hope authors won’t shorten their books and cut corners to make some quick dollars with Kindle Singles.