Originally Posted by James_Wilde
About as long as a piece of rope.
That's a bit pricey for an ebook, so I'd be expecting a lot of words for my money.
Just checked. A 140,000 word file in rtf format is about 2.5 MB. So your 50 MB limit would be 2,800,000 words. You'd get even more if you wrote it in odt format, probably less in Word format.
Seriously, if you check the guidelines from, say, Mills & Boone, they're looking at ca 50,000 words (if I remember correctly). My first book was 200,000, and about 1/3 too long (I'm working on it now). My second is about 140,000, and I think about right. That's about what I expect for a decent novel.
A novel nowadays usually has about 350-400 words per page, irrespective of whether it's a paperback or hardcover, at least here in Sweden, so multiply that by the number of pages in a good novel.
Many thanks for to 50MB clarification - that's that question answered. There's (way more than) ample space for a good book length and graphics.
Really appreciate all your input on my questions guys, it has certainly helped my thinking on this.
Will carry out the Amazon market research as suggested to establish a genre expectancy on length and cost.