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Amazon To Launch Kindle Singles

Amazon has today announced that it will launch a new category in its Kindle store, stocking work that "can be twice the length of a New Yorker feature or as much as a few chapters of a typical book".

The Kindle Singles category is designed to stock works that will be roughly 30 to 90 pages in length, something Amazon states could be " the perfect, natural length to lay out a single killer idea, well researched, well argued and well illustrated--whether it's a business lesson, a political point of view, a scientific argument, or a beautifully crafted essay on a current event."

Amazon is yet to announce how much a 'Single' will cost, but has said that they will be priced considerable lower than typical ebooks.

They are set to be made available on a number of platforms, including the iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC and BlackBerry, as well as Android-based devices and all versions of Amazon's Kindle.

"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," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "With Kindle Singles, we're reaching out to publishers and accomplished writers and we're excited to see what they create."