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Amazon rolls out the first 'Kindle Singles,' short form e-books

Betanews – 2011-01-27

By Tim Conneally, Betanews Wednesday, Web retailer Amazon launched its Kindle Singles line of literature designed specifically for consumption on e-readers. The works, priced between $1.00 and $3.00, include original works of prose, essays and theses, and the the first TEDBooks.Last October, Amazon introduced Kindle Singles as a format ideally suited for the reading habits of e-reader users. They are longer than a magazine article and shorter than a novel (around 20,000 words or 60 pages,) and...
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Amazon launches tablet and new Kindle Touch

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Amazon launches tablet and new UK Kindle priced £89

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Amazon Tablet Revealed: Kindle Fire

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Kindle Fire: Amazon's bid to challenge iPad for tablet market

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Amazon Fires up new Kindle

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Amazon launches Kindle Library Lending program

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Amazon opens digital lending across US

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Amazon rolls out Appstore worldwide

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Publishers Eager for Amazon Tablet

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OFT decision on Amazon merger due late October

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Six Ways Amazon Book Streaming Could Help Small Business

Amazon's rumoured streaming-book service would be great for businesses, students, and educators. Here's why. | PC World – 2011-09-13

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