How Long Is A Piece Of String?
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The advent of ebooks has changed the traditional way we used to calculate page counts and number of words in a piece of writing. What is a novel now? And a short story? What other terminology and concepts have ebooks changed? You’ll be surprised . . . More
Time was when we knew exactly how many words fit on a page and exactly how many pages comprised a novel.
Now this is not so clear.
eBooks have changed everything about the world of publishing, from number of words to actual category definitions.
What is the definition of a novel? How about a ‘short story’? And what exactly is a ‘novella’?
How long is a piece of string?
This book examines just how much ebooks have changed the world of publishing and discusses whether this is for the best.
Can we continue to rate books by word counts, page numbers and genre? Or has it all changed so much that it now simply fits under the umbrella term of ‘writing’?
Only time will tell, but it is interesting to examine where this trend is taking us and how ebooks have, and will continue to affect the amazing world of the written word. For everyone.
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