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PostSubject: How long should my book be?   Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:35 am

http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Word+Count+For+Novels+And+Childrens+Books+The+Definitive+Post.aspx

I found this article today on book length. Here's the bottom line:

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80,000 - 89,999: Totally cool
90,000 - 99,999: Generally safe
70,000 - 79,999: Might be too short; probably all right
100,000 - 109,999: Might be too long; probably all right
Below 70,000: Too short
110,000 or above Too long
That sounds about right to me... the thriller I'm working on should max out at about 83,000 words or so. mss
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PostSubject: Re: How long should my book be?   Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:14 pm

I've noticed that books seem to be getting shorter lately... glad to see I'm not imagining it.
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