what type of nonfiction for paganism is it?


#1

My books 30K and it’s in the process of editing, but it’s in spirituality and paganism (Llewellyn) but I don’t know what the “right” word count should it be.


#2

I don’t think there is any “right” word count for non-fiction. I mean, it can be everything from a cookbook to a coaching book on how juice will align your chackras, or whatever.


#3

Ok thanks!


#4

Generally, anything less than 50k is too short to be a print book. 30k is short enough that it will affect how much you can charge for it as an e-book.


#5

Not true. I own many print books (fiction and non-fiction…traditionally published) under 50,000 words–even under 30,000 words. But if we’re talking about self-publishing and POD books, the old trad-rules about “acceptable” word counts don’t really apply anymore.


#6

He’s not. He’s talking about nonfiction for Llewellyn.


#7

What about between 60K and 80K words?


#8

Michael, nonfiction has no word count. Even at Llewellyn, you’ll find very, very short books (pamphlets, really) and very, VERY long books. It’s a different model. Make the book the length it needs to be.


#9

ok.