Digital short stories

Last week, The Atlantic announced a deal that will give Kindle owners the opportunity to buy short stories that have been selected and edited by the staff at the magazine.

I just like this idea. It potentially opens up a market for a writing form that has relatively few outlets, offers writers and publishers a near-term revenue opportunity, and it encourages reading among people who may want a break from long-form fiction (or a reason to not fear it!).

And .. curation! The staff at The Atlantic pitch in, and the low price point and instant access makes it easier to just say “yes”. I am thinking this will make Kat Meyer very happy.

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Founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, Brian O’Leary helps enterprises with media and publishing components capitalize on the power of content. A veteran of more than 30 years in the publishing industry and a prolific content producer himself, Brian leverages the breadth and depth of his experience to deliver innovative content solutions.

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