Amazon has quietly developed an ambitious new section on its books website called Short Reads that could spark a surge in consumer consumption of e-book singles. Short Reads appears dedicated to short pieces of fiction and nonfiction. The stories are about 20-100 pages and in length, with most priced between 99 cents and $1.99.
Right now, Short Reads appears to be a stealth project with no apparent promotion or links from any part of the vast Amazon website. But its presence suggests another aggressive push by Amazon