"I think some smart journalists will figure out how to master this new space and make it worth their while to publish stories like ['Dakota Christmas']," said Mr. Boog, the editor of Galley Cat, a publishing-news website.
"It's pretty impressive that the general Kindle Singles best-seller list usually has four or five journalists in the top 10," Mr. Boog said. "Journalists need to start thinking about the tablet audience. It's a different kind of reader. Studies show people read more books when they have an e-reader. If you [offer] something that is a little longer and solidly edited and is 99 cents, that's a sweet price point for readers. It's an easy, quick decision."