Guardian Shorts is a series of ebooks from the Guardian, providing detailed guides to topical news stories, public policy, sports and cultural events. The ebooks will demonstrate the best of Guardian and Observer journalism, with timelines, data and comment, curated and packaged for a quick, portable read.
Guardian Shorts will cover all subject areas in which the Guardian has expertise, ranging from current news topics and opinion pieces, to the highlights of our writing on books, music, film, food, sport, business, travel, education and many more.
If you are a frequent Guardian reader, it is likely that you will have read some of the content that appears in Guardian Shorts previously online or in print. However, each Short will contain new content, including a newly commissioned introduction or overview, a timeline of events where relevant, plus, in some cases, content from our extensive archive which goes back to the newspaper's creation in 1821. In any case, we will have carefully selected the very best content, will have edited out any repetition, and hopefully you will find this a convenient way to get a succinct overview of a topic.
There is no fixed timeline for releasing Guardian Shorts, but there will be several in any one month, increasing if there is a particularly active news agenda.
Shorts can be anything from a newly commissioned long-form journalistic essay of around 5,000 words, to more comprehensive collections of articles up to around 50,000 words.
Shorts will range from £1.99 to £2.99 depending on subject area, length and how much new content they contain.
Shorts are available from a wide range of ebook retailers, including Amazon, Apple and Kobo. They can be read on most ereaders, smartphones, tablets and PCs/Macs.