Tag: querying

  • The Combined Book Team October 21, 2015

    The CBE team has just returned from The Frankfurt Book Fair and it was a fantastic experience. There were many inquiries about the books in our display, meetings going on throughout and of course large amounts of traffic. While at the USA Pavilion reception area there were a few questions that turned out to be frequently asked, and it became clear that some authors had some misconceptions about what they should be doing at a fair like Frankfurt. Like anything when it comes to publishing, research is key. Before you spend money on tickets to a fair, take time…
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    The Combined Book Team August 4, 2015

    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:…
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