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If you ever doubted the importance of digital books, here's something that may change your mind. Amazon's "Singles" have launched today, and it's not a dating service. It's a new form of book, and it could spearhead an all new category of writing. Before the advent of digital reading, writers often had to choose between making their work short enough for a magazine article or long enough to deliver the "heft" required for book marketing and distribution. That's Amazon's words, but we agree. With the launch of Singles, this allows people with shorter texts, generally between 5000 and 30000 words, to publish their work. Amazon is calling for scientists, business leaders, historians, politicians... Read more...