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Thread: [Submitting] How Many Words in a Book?

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    [Submitting] How Many Words in a Book?

    Word count is both less important than many new writers think, and more important.

    If you're writing non-fiction articles and you have a word count target from a publisher, it's usually important to nail it, +/- five words.

    If you're writing for fiction markets, it's important to get within =/- 100 words of the requested word count.

    It's always better to nail a requested word count than not.

    Some advice regarding word count for books, based on genre:

    Chuck Sambuchino for Writers Digest: How Long Should A Book Be?

    Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency: Word Count

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