How long is a novel and at what length does it become a marketable proposition?  There are varying opinions about this with some suggesting word counts are decreasing in line with society‚Äôs move to a lifestyle focused on instant gratification.

            NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) targets 50,000 words but in his book, No Plot No Problem, founder Chris Baty notes this is a short novel.

            The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is open to books of 50,000 to 150,000...


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