Books are great and all, but who wants to read all of those words? If only we had a company that would shorten books for us. We do. That company is called FT Press and it’s turning professional and self-help books into “Elements” and “Shorts.” Elements has between 1,000 to 2,000 words and sells for $2, while Shorts are a little longer at $3 for around 5,000 words.
This is obviously micro-blogging’s fault. Thanks Twitter. Consider this micro-reading. Timothy C. Moore, publisher of the FT Press, told The New York Times that it was “a good idea to be able to provide people with shorter, more expedient, more time-sensitive” versions of books.