Interesting fact about writing…

I noticed this happening more and more with several authors…and readers have complained, legitimately in my mind.  “Books” are posted online for .99 cents and, when the readers download them, they find that they are just short stories. Sometimes, the books are listed as having 200+ pages, but when you open them, the actual length of the book is far less than anticipated. 

So, I took the liberty of doing some research and came across the following numbers that I’d like to share with everyone. 



I promise to do my part and properly label my Indie publications accordingly. Typically, I price my Novellettes at .99 cents, Novellas at $1.49-$1.99, and my Novels at $2.99.  I’ll make certain to add this information to the description so that my readers know what they are purchasing up front and are never taken by surprise.  

0 thoughts on “Interesting fact about writing…

  1. I agree with you, it’s an important point. I admit I only give a page count in my Amazon description pages rather than a word count, mostly because to my way of thinking most readers know page numbers, while most writers know word counts. 🙂

    My page counts are around 600 (word count approx. 170,000) and I want people to know that they will get a big fat meaty book when they buy my sci-fi.

  2. Thank you for explaining this. I’ve always wondered about the difference in labeling. I usually check the page count because, like has been stated, word count doesn’t tell me a whole lot. Now I can just refer back to this post if I forget. Very user-friendly idea! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the information on this. I like to see a page count as well because the word count doesn’t tell me a lot. I have this written down so I can check on those who don’t post a page count.

  4. Thanks for the info. I refuse to buy a book by anyone if it is less than 150 pages. And word count means nothing to me. I love your books, Sarah. Keep up the good work. Thanks and God bless.

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