Evan Ratliff, cofounder, CEO and editor of Atavist
Interview starts at 18:53
We publish through the Kindle Singles program, usually. Our stories are all nonfiction. They are between 5,000 and 30,000 words, and they generally cost about $1.99….By nonfiction narrative we usually mean stories that are either some sort of adventure or mystery–some set of characters unraveling a set of events, and they’re real characters and the stories are fact-checked. So these are really like short, nonfiction books.
Show Notes and Links:
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited press release:
Kindle Fire software updates
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited list of content.
“Amazon’s all-you-can-eat kids’ Kindle content should scare competitors” by Laura Hazard Owen in PaidContent.
Amazon’s new Brazil Kindle Store press release
“Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch” press release
Staff bios at Atavist
“Maturing as Publisher and Platform”, a profile of Atavist in The New York Times by David Carr
Lifted by Evan Ratliff
The Lotus Eaters: A Novel by Tatjana Soli
Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, Oregon, Kobo connection
Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver
“New shelf life: Indie bookstores care new niche$” by James Covert in the New York Post
Digital Book World Conference + Expo January 15-17, 2013 at the Hilton New York Hotel.