Do you like to read digital shorts? The website and company Thin Reads launched today, dedicated entirely to the eBook singles marketplace.
Thin Reads will feature reviews, news, interviews, writer profiles and analysis of eBook singles. The company has created a database of over 700 singles, tracking digital books released since 2010. Thin Reads also released a few fascinating data points:
*54% of all e-book singles available in the database are listed as Original, which means they were created especially as short works of non-fiction or fiction intended to be read on an electronic platform for its original release.
*12% of all e-book singles available in the database are listed as Encore, which means they were originally published or presented previously in another format. 2% of all e-book singles in the database are listed as Encore+, which means that new or updated content was added to a story that was previously published.
* 31% of e-book singles in the database are fiction. 69% are non-fiction. Narrative non-fiction accounted for 20% of all e-book singles in the database.
To reach out to the new publication, you can contact the founder and editor-in-chief, Howard Polskin.
According to the company’s research, over 150 publishers have entered this marketplace. Byliner, Penguin and New Word City have led the charge, publishing more than titles apiece.
Out of all the fiction eBook singles, Lee Child’s “Deep Down” has been the most popular this year.