Llewellyn Worldwide has launched short, original e-books on topics of interest to their readers that are meant to enhance existing, full-length titles, both new and backlist. Llewellyn’s "eShorts" program will feature nonfiction titles that cover a specific subject in less than 30 pages (10,000 words). The eShort e-books will retail for $1.99 and will be available as of May 12 through online retailers, including the Kindle Store, Kobo, Nook Bookstore, Sony, and iTunes.

“’Shorts’ allow us to offer smaller bites of knowledge on specific things and put it at [people’s] fingertips,” Llewellyn publisher Bill Krause said in a prepared statement. “We do not envision breaking books apart and selling the chapters individually, although portions of some titles may provide the catalyst for the creation of an eShort publication,” Krause added.

Debut titles in Llewellyn’s eShorts program include All About Smudging by Margaret Ann Lembo; True Ghostly Tales by Vivian Campbell; Remembering Past Lives by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke and Joe H. Slate, Ph.D; and Moving Objects With Your Mind by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke and Joe H. Slate, Ph.D.

Future eShorts will include such nonfiction titles as All About Self-Hypnosis by Richard Webster; A Witch's Dozen by Deborah Blake; and The Magical Life of Scott Cunningham by Donald Michael Kraeg. As many as one eShorts title will be released each month.