Kindle Singles: What are they and how do I submit my own Kindle single to Amazon?
Kindle Singles are great for authors who can't manage to finish that 300-page novel, but who want to get published in the meantime while they're still plotting out that door-stopping tome. Stephen King should be credited as the author who brought Kindle Singles to life. His short stories like his latest "Guns" are chart-toppers on Amazon's Kindle Store. Many Kindle Singles are short fiction, but there are also nonfiction narratives and profiles as well as memoirs.
In order to have your book featured on Amazon's site, you'll need to follow some submission guidelines much like submitting your work to a literary magazine.
Here are the basic criteria for a Kindle Single from Amazon's site:
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.
To learn more about Amazon's guidelines, go to http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000700491