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Amazon's new imprints give opportunities to debut authors, short story writers

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(Read caption) Amazon's two new imprints are titled Little A and Day One.

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Good news for novelists, memoirists, and especially short story writers: Amazon Publishing is open for business.

The online retailer-cum-publisher has launched two new imprints, a literary fiction imprint called “Little A” and a digital-only imprint, “Day One.”

The imprints will give writers more choices, especially short story writers who often have few options for publishing their works. As Good E-Reader put it, “both [imprints] are meeting a tremendous need in the industry.” 

Little A will publish novels, memoirs, and story collections, including a spate of titles being released this month and throughout the year. They include “The Blue Book,” by A.L. Kennedy; “The House of Rumor,” by Jake Arnott; “The Magic Circle,” by Jenny Davidson; “Godforsaken Idaho,” by Shawn Vestal; “American Spirit,” by Dan Kennedy; “The Exiles,” by Allison Lynn; and perhaps the most high-profile, “Actors Anonymous,” by actor James Franco, which is set to release Oct. 15. 


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