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Why Authors Should Be Shameless About Sales (What's Good For The Goose...)

Christina Larmer | Posted 03.31.2017 | Home
Christina Larmer

I occasionally run workshops on self-publishing a novel and in every class there's at least one set of eyebrows that shoot up at the point where I sta...

Why Is George R. R. Martin Writing His Books So Slowly -- and Why are they Getting So Long?

The National Book Review | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
The National Book Review

There is something going on with George R.R. Martin, the author whose work forms the basis for the HBO series Game of Thrones. Or two things, really. His books are getting longer, and they are coming out even more slowly.

In Book Publishing Today, Size No Longer Matters

Michael Levin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Home
Michael Levin

Once upon a time, authors wrote big books about big topics. The competition was Freudian: whoever had the longest one could brag the most. Today, however, neither authors nor readers seek size from their books.

Guess How Many Words Are In The Average Novel

| Posted 03.09.2012 | Home

By Gabe Habash for PWxyz According to Amazon’s great Text Stats feature, the median length for all books is about 64,000 words. The figure was fo...