How Many Pages Is The Average Novel?

Among the most common questions that most authors or aspiring authors ask is how many pages is the average novel. 

How long should their story be? How can they make sure that it’s the right length?

Well, all of these questions can go a long way to determine if the author will stand out in the publishing world, or if their work will fall to the wayside.

So, how many pages is the average novel?

The answer, unfortunately, is not a simple one.

There are a lot of factors that go into how many pages a novel will end up being.

Some novels are very short, while others are massive tomes that take up an entire shelf.

But generally, the average length of a novel falls somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 words. 

This is about 250 to 375 pages, depending on the size of the book and the font used.

Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule. Some novels can be much shorter, while others can be much longer. It all depends on the story being told and the author’s own style.

But if you’re looking to write a novel that falls within the average range, then these are the approximate word counts you should shoot for.

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What Does It Mean To Publish A Book Serially?

When most people think of publishing a book, they think of doing it all at once- writing, editing, designing, and releasing the book to the world. 

However, there is another way to publish a book- publishing it serially.

So, what does it mean to publish a book serially?

Serially publishing a book means releasing it in installments over time. 

This can be done in several ways- you can release a chapter at a time or release a set number of pages at a time.

The idea was invented by Charles Dickens- he published his novels in installments in magazines. 

This way, his readers could read the story as it was being released and wouldn’t have to wait for the entire novel to be published before they could read it.

Nowadays, there are several ways that you can serially publish your book. You can release it on your blog, on social media, or a dedicated website. 

You can also release it in print form, either as a traditional magazine or as a chapbook.

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How Many Pages Is 20000 Words In A Book?

“How many pages are 20000 words in a book?” It’s one of the questions we get to hear all the time.

The number of words of course affects the length of the book, which in turn may affect the price and sales.

And so, how many pages should you expect a 20000-word book to be?

Using standard font, margins, and spacing, a 20000-word count will result in about 40 pages. This is of course if you’re using single spacing. If you use double spacing, that would approximately be 80 pages.

In other words, a 20000-word book is not too long, and would likely fit comfortably on your shelf or within your carry-on luggage.

While the number of pages in a 20000-word book is important to know, don’t get too caught up on it.

The most important thing is that you’re writing a book that’s enjoyable to read, and one that will engage your audience from start to finish. And so, whether your book is 40 pages or 80 pages, make sure the content is well-written and engaging.

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Writing a Book Anonymously or With a Pseudonym.

This is a question that many aspiring authors may ask themselves.

In an age where anyone can be an author, it’s natural to want to protect your anonymity. 

But is it really possible to write a book anonymously? 

Let’s take a closer look.

Yes, you can write a book anonymously.

However, it’s not as easy as it may seem. There are a few things you need to consider before you start writing.

Anonymous book writing is a technique that is used more often than you’d think.

Writing and publishing a book anonymously has been done throughout history. Some of the most famous authors have published books under pseudonyms.

Mark Twain, for example, wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer under the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

J.K. Rowling published the book The Cuckoo’s Calling, a crime novel, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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What Is A Low-Content Book?

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If you want to become a self-published author and submit your work to Amazon KDP you may want to start with a low-content book for your first one.

Many beginning writers don’t have enough time or content ideas for a full-length book.

So an alternative can be writing a low-content book to get you started in the world of book publishing.

What is a low-content book?

A low-content book is a type of book that contains very little text. 

These books are typically made up of images or other visual content, with only a small amount of text on each page.

So yes, with this book, you don’t need plenty of written stuff or hiring a ghostwriter to do the work for you. 

You can easily do it yourself by providing helpful information in a concise book.

That said, you could be wondering whether there are any benefits associated with writing this type of book.

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SPQ 039: 30 Days Post-Launch, What’s the Best Way to Revive Sales?

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The Question…

Ted asks via email:

“I published a book recently – Sugar Detox – and it did very well at the start but has now tapered off quite a bit. Do you have any secrets on how to revive books that have slowed down after the initial burst? It’s been about 3 weeks since publication, and I followed the Free – .99 cents – $2.99 format in KDP.”

Biggest Takeaway…

[Tweet “The “one and done” book model no longer works. “]

The Answer…

For self-publishers, making sales and reviving flagging sales are two of the biggest concerns. There is increasing competition on Amazon, even though there are a lot of gurus who say Amazon is full of opportunity and infinite abundance. There are a lot more writers who are writing for the same audience, so Steve says the Kindle “gold rush” is over. Gone are the days of throwing a book on Amazon and making a lot of sales without doing any work.

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SPQ 038: How Do You Balance Attributing Sources with Telling Your Own Story?

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The Question…

“If you use ideas you got from other people, how do you balance the need to credit your sources with the need to tell your own story?”

Biggest Takeaway…

[Tweet “You need to understand ALL legalities of running a book-based business. “]

The Answer…

Steve is not a lawyer, nor does he play one on TV, so he recommends checking out The Self-Publisher’s Handbook by Helen Sedwick. She covers everything related to running a self-publishing business, from trademarks to libel and slander. You really need to understand the legalities of running a book-based business.

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