James Patterson Wants to Make Non-Readers Pick Up a Book

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Bestselling author James Patterson is introducing a new line of novels aimed at people who don’t read.

The “BookShots” books are designed to attract people who think books are too long. The will be under 150 pages and will be heavily plot-driven in the way a television show or movie might be. “You can race through these — they’re like reading movies,” Patterson told The New York Times. “It gives people some alternative ways to read.”

These dime store novels will cost around $5 and will one day be available at drug stores and grocery stores, though initially you’ll find them at Barnes & Noble and in the Kindle Store.

Patterson will write some of these titles, but will also enlist the help of the authors. (Via Quartz.com).