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Old 08-13-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
westy
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Originally Posted by anamardoll View Post
Wikipedia states that anything over 40k is "novel" length.

I actually prefer 40-80k novels, for both reading and writing. Nothing makes my heart sink more than a 100+k novel, because that usually means a time commitment I don't have. So it's really a subjective, "different strokes for different folks" kind of thing.
anamardoll - yes, I think you have hit the target - depends on the market. I have noticed 'chick-lit' is generally shorter, maybe because of the time commitment you mention - ideal to settle down with a coffee have and it polished off in maybe 2 - 3 sittings.

Then there's the folks who like to pass a whole week on a single book.

My target market is young adults - so I'm thinking it may be the 80k - 100k mark. Unless anyone else knows better!
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