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The 20 Most Important Questions to Ask About the Business of E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Howard Polskin

We've had many random questions about the e-book single business since Thin Reads launched in April as the world's first and only website covering this medium. Here are 20 of them in no particular order.

Finnish Journalists Launch Prestigious Book Publishing Venture With Just $600

Howard Polskin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Long Play's books are prestigious and editorially ambitious. The first e-book single Long Play published was about international soccer corruption in Finnish Lapland.

The Number of E-Book Singles Released in Q2 Swells 18 percent, Reflecting Growing Market

Howard Polskin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

The e-book single market experienced a growth spurt in the second quarter as evidenced by the sharp upswing in the number of titles released to consumers.

Journalists Fast to Produce New Nonfiction Kindle Singles But Sales Are Slow

Howard Polskin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

There's been a slew of high-quality non-fiction e-book singles in recent weeks yet most have failed to crack the Kindle Singles top-ten best-seller list.

James Wolcott's E-Book Single About 100-Year-Old Ballet Performance Waltzes Onto Best-Seller List

Howard Polskin | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Who knew there'd be a receptive audience for a work about a ballet performance in Paris from exactly 100 years ago? But the strength of the Wolcott name -- he's the cultural critic for Vanity Fair -- helped drive sales in its first week on the digital book shelf.

Beach Reading 2013: Guide to This Summer's Top E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 07.19.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season. With that in mind, Thin Reads has published the world's first guide to the top e-book singles for the summer. Here's what we looked for.

Five E-Book Singles About Jodi Arias Already Published

Howard Polskin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Quick turnaround for an e-book single: Fast writers can bang out a 100-page e-book single about Arias in a month. That's how long it took AP reporters Josh Hoffner and Brian Skoloff.

Stephen King Is King of E-Book Singles

Howard Polskin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

Stephen King deserves kudos for his sweeping narrative powers, creative brilliance and prodigious output. But his real genius may be his ability to successfully navigate new content platforms.