The Guardian launches “Guardian Shorts” e-singles
August 5, 2011 | 9:28 am
Another news outlet has decided to sell short pieces on current events as standalone ebooks, reports paidContent. UK newspaper The Guardian has launched Guardian Shorts as , and the first title is Phone Hacking: How the Guardian broke the story. Although the series is Kindle only for now, the first title isn’t listed as a Kindle Single but rather a standard Kindle title.
The Guardian says that it will release “up to several” new titles each month depending on what’s going on in the world, at lengths of 5,000-30,000 words and priced from £1.99 to £3.99 depending in part on how much new content they contain. It may also offer some future titles for free.