What content is sitting on your computer, just waiting to become an e-book or a Kindle Single?
Do you have written a novel or full-length non-fiction book that is ready to be edited, copy-edited and could be finished soon, cover and layout design ideas are already in place?
Have it ready for the holiday season!
Authors who have had Kindle e-books available on Amazon, reported that last December sales numbers started to sky-rocket, and they haven’t stopped since then.
It seems that both, the lower priced Kindle, as well as the new Kindle Fire will be this year’s top holiday gifts and will lead to record e-book sales.
An ebook doesn’t have to be what is traditionally thought of as book length. It can be any length:
- a short story or collection of stories
- an article or collection of articles
- a transcription of an interview
- a compilation of your best blog posts on a particular subject
10,000 to 30,000 words (roughly 30 to 90 pages) might be the perfect, natural length to lay out a Kindle Single 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 said that Kindle Singles will be priced “much less than a typical book.” Amazon will also grant authors and publishers the same royalty split for singles as for Kindle e-books: 70% on books (costing between $2.99 and $9.99) – even if the Single is priced below $2.99
Individual writers may benefit the most from the program, as it makes it easier for them to self-publish works that precisely for reasons of length can’t find support from traditional publishers.
To be considered for Kindle Singles, interested parties should contact
Short books can be very successful as traditional paper books: In 2005, philosopher Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit became a surprise bestseller. His “book” was a reprint of a journal article that had already been collected and published in a longer anthology. It sold over half a million copies, despite being just 67 pages long!