Kindle Announces Singles Classics

Singles Classics launches with essays and stories by iconic authors,
including John le Carré, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer and Susan Orlean,
curated from top magazines

Many now available digitally for the first time

Singles Classics are exclusive to Kindle, free for Kindle Unlimited
members, and can be read on Kindle E-readers, Fire Tablets, and the free
Kindle app for iOS, Android, PC and Mac

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Today, Kindle announced the launch of Singles Classics—a
way to make iconic articles, stories and essays from well-known authors
writing for top magazines and periodicals available in digital form,
many for the first time. Readers can now enjoy easy access to
hard-to-find and long-lost articles and stories written by some of their
favorite authors. Singles Classics are priced from $0.99 and available
for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. To discover Singles Classics
visit www.amazon.com/singlesclassics.

Launching with more than 140 essays and stories, Singles Classics
includes works from writers like Susan Orlean, Norman Mailer, Gloria
Steinem, Lawrence Wright, Margo Jefferson, Gay Talese and Chang-rae Lee,
and short stories from best-selling authors like John le Carré and Kurt
Vonnegut. Singles Classics features memorable work originally published
in celebrated magazines like TIME, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Rolling
Stone, Esquire, The Atlantic
and Playboy. From magazine cover
stories that defined a generation, to award-winning articles that
challenged the status quo and short stories by revered writers, Singles
Classics pays tribute to the lasting power of the written word.

“Some writing is meant just for the moment, but much of it—the best of
it—is worth reading and rereading,” said New York Times best-selling
author Susan Orlean. “Singles Classics finally gives us a way to enjoy
those timeless pieces. As a reader, I’m thrilled to have access to the
stories that mattered the most to me and ones that I somehow missed the
first time around. As a writer, this is a really exciting innovation.
It’s a chance to revitalize past work, to introduce it to today’s
readers, and to give it both new immediacy and a true permanence.”

“Today’s readers might never have the opportunity to discover great
works like Ron Rosenbaum’s ‘The Secrets of the Little Blue Box,’
Marcelle Clements’ ‘The Dog Is Us’ or TIME Magazine’s legendary 1966
cover story ‘Is God Dead?,’” said David Blum, Editor of Kindle Singles.
“With Singles Classics, we are making these seminal works easy to find
and afford – by a student writing a term paper or by readers in search
of short works by the writers they love.”

Kindle Singles launched in 2011 to showcase great fiction and nonfiction
between 5,000 and 30,000 words – compelling ideas expressed at their
natural length. Now with Singles Classics, readers have access to the
articles and stories that have shaped decades of conversation and
thought.

With Singles Classics, writers and publishers sell their previously
published work via Kindle Direct Publishing, which will earn them up to
70% royalties from the sale of every copy and allow them to retain the
rights to their work.

Customers can download and read Singles Classics on their Kindle
E-readers, Fire Tablets, and the free Kindle app for iOS, Android, PC
and Mac. To learn more about how Kindle helps you read anything,
anytime, anywhere visit www.amazon.com/kindleapps.

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