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Initial post: Mar 19, 2013 2:25:16 AM PDT
What is a "Kindle single" and what are the maximum number of words?

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 2:32:40 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
according to an article in wired magazine: Kindle singles will typically run to between 5,000 and 30,000 words, the no-man's land between a magazine article and a short book.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 6:41:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 19, 2013 6:44:48 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
From Amazon:

Kindle Singles
Compelling Ideas Expressed at Their Natural Length
Kindle Singles is here to offer a vast spectrum of reporting, essays, memoirs, narratives, and short stories presented to educate, entertain, excite, and inform. Our writers take you places you can't get to any other way, on journeys of fact and fiction that share these common threads: they're the highest-quality work we can find, and at a length best suited to the ideas they present.

ETA: Here's the page on submitting material for Kindle Singles, it will give you more specific information:

Kindle Singles Criteria

* Length: 5,000 to 30,000 words
* List price: $0.99 to $4.99
* Original work, not previously published in other formats or publications
* Self-contained work, not chapters excerpted from a longer work
* Not published on any public website in its entirety
* We are currently not accepting how-to manuals, public domain works, reference books, travel guides, or children's books.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 6:56:37 AM PDT
So, like ... essays, kinda.
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