Photo Credit: Stack of Thin Flexicover Books On Reflective Table by Horia Varlan

Photo Credit: Stack of Thin Flexicover Books On Reflective Table, by Horia Varlan

TechJournal reports that a hot book publishing trend today is short books – “so short that in the past no self-respecting publisher-or author-would even have called them books.” The reason for this new trend? Author Michael Levin points to shortened attention spans due to smartphones and social media. His firm, BusinessGhost, Inc. advises business clients “to do 50-page minibooks to meet impatient readers’ expectations for speedy delivery of information.”

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