Many first-time authors assume that they need a large book with 300+ pages to make an impact.
Traditional publishing companies prefer to publish larger books because they can charge more for them and can make more money off of them than smaller 50 page books, authors prefer them because it is a sense of accomplishment, but in an age where we tell stories on Twitter in 140 characters, readers prefer concise messages.
John Maxwell has become well-known for his bite-sized books filled with leadership wisdom, and no one takes him any less seriously because he publishes several small books-although I should also point out that this bestselling author also has larger books on the market to compliment the smaller books.
One of the first authors I worked with has three published titles, and he noticed that the shortest book outsells the longer books although he hasn’t promoted it as much as the bigger books!
Keep your readers in mind when you choose to write your book, and the overall success you want will follow.