Last summer, this happened: James Patterson’s BookShots.
I love it. I want to sing it to the world! I’ll settle for the tiny corner that reads my blog but I’m singing, my friends. Loud and proud. “I like short books and I can not lie!”
Take a look at this. (And, if you’ve seen it, heard of it, know everything about it…don’t spoil my fun.)
Their message for readers is:
Under 150 Pages. Under $5.00
Impossible to Put Down.
All the info you need (plus a modest boost) in a small, catchy slogan.
What’s this all about? This is what it’s all about.
Patterson’s catering to people who love to read but have very little time to do so. In fairness, he’s also targeting those who don’t read often or have the attention span of…what was that? Aw. A chipmunk! How cute!
The bonus for me, aside from having very little time to read, is that, as we’ve established, I love short books. I’ll be writing more on my undying love for novellas later but, the thing is, BookShots is bringing back novellas for the digital age with some clever marketing. Because, really, they’re just novellas in disguise.
(This whole line of books kind of reminds me of pulp fiction but, eh, what do I know about that?)
My Sunday thoughts in 200 words or less.
Have you heard of BookShots? What are your thoughts on it? In general, do you prefer shorter or longer books?