NY Times and Smashwords bestseller lists, how many words does it take to crack them?
I like numbers. After all, I do pretend to be a banker from time to time. And what can be more banker-ish (that is so not a word, but should be) than my annual Do Word Counts Count? post. It's an annual look at the word counts of bestselling teen books as well as a comparison between traditional … Continue reading Do Word Counts Count 2015
Last year, I compiled a post called Do Word Counts Count? which continues to be the single most viewed post on my blog. It's not a shock that authors are perplexed when it comes to the subject of word counts. There seems to be no single resource. No hard and fast rules. So in lieu of … Continue reading Do Word Counts Count? 2014 update
Other articles you might like: Do word counts count 2018 update How is the virus changing preferred book formats? There are surprisingly few articles on the subject of word and page counts in novel writing. Yet, it is something that perplexes many indie authors. According to Colleen Lindsay, associate director for marketing, social media and … Continue reading Do word counts count?