You wrote your novel, you’re excited to start editing but then you notice something is off: your word count is too low!
Below is a guide of word count by genre as well as the “sweet spot” where your word count should ideally fall. Via the Jennifer Represents blog which can be read in full here.
PICTURE BOOK: 0-1,300 words. Sweet spot: 300-550*
EARLY READER: 100-2,500 words. Sweet spot: (depends on level)*
CHAPTER BOOK: 4,000-13,000 words. Sweet spot: 6,000-10,000
REALISTIC MIDDLE GRADE: 25,000-60,000 words. Sweet spot: 30,000-45,000
FANTASY MIDDLE GRADE: 35,000-75,000 words. Sweet spot: 45,000-65,000
REALISTIC YA: 35,000-75,000 words. Sweet spot:… Read More
Combined Book Exhibit is a book marketing resource that allows you to have your books promoted at trade shows and Book Shows across the country and the world for just a small entrance fee and no need for you to travel. But there's more to it than just that Read More
Many publishers are slow learners. In spite of abundant evidence to the contrary, they cling to time-honored myths about the $5 billion library market, thereby depriving themselves of substantial revenue. Other houses, as diverse as Doubleday, Wiley and Greenwood Press, have recognized the long-term revenue potential. Replacing The Myths About Marketing To Libraries