eBook Length and New Media

Recently, I have noticed an interesting trend on the length of eBooks. It seems with the explosive popularity of ereaders and tablets, the eBook continues to grow both in number of titles and number of readers. Perhaps the best part of this new trend is the growing attraction of younger readers to eBooks. These are readers who are normally accustomed to video games and short videos online – those who may not have the attention span of the average literary reader.

One thing that has not grown, at least in the titles I have been seeing lately, is the length in pages of the average eBook. For eBooks, page numbers vary greatly due to the various screen sizes of the devices on which they are read. It seems that the average I have been seeing for both fiction and nonfiction is around 50 pages. Yes, there are still full-length novels out there with significantly more pages but 50 pages seems to be a sweet spot for eBooks. It seems that this number gives the reader a full experience that can be enjoyed in a relatively short time and is especially popular for episodic content (as in a series).

If you are looking for a quick read, be sure to check out “A Stormy Night” if you haven’t already. It is a quick read that will surprise you with its ending and has been an Amazon Top 100 in Thrillers. This has been the biggest promo we have run to date in number of downloads, thanks to a community of enthusiastic readers like you. Thank you very much for your support and stay tuned, we have two big announcements coming up in the next few weeks.

-B

“A Stormy Night” still FREE here.

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