It was a pleasant surprise to find that Roman had highlighted my e-book as the first review in his series called NOBS, which stands for No BS.
What a great idea and I am thrilled to help Roman kick off his series. Here’s what he had to say:
"For some reason an opinion exists that the thicker a book the more
useful (and usually more expensive) it should be. Probably it’s true
for certain realms (like the science or the fiction literature) but
definitely it’s just the opposite for books of advice. When an author
aims to pass a set of practical advice the thinner his (or her) opus
the better. I, as a reader, am interested in getting the message and
what even more important is the message’s transmitting speed. Long
explanations, wordy descriptions, and light-saturated chapters merely
distract me from getting the point. I wish we had an elite book series
for articles and books not suffering from that flaw.
Lisa’s "Interviewers´ Secrets Revealed: How to Ace Your Next Job Interview!" is a great example of this idea. The eBook is only 39 pages long but every sentence of the book adds value to the point."
Thanks Roman! That’s the nicest thing anyone told me this week. I look forward to seeing future NOBS reviews. I agree with Roman that we writers can get a bit into ourselves and the sound of our own fingers tapping. The good news, though, is that business books seem to be getting a bit shorter these days.
What books or e-books would you consider for the No BS list?