How do you know if your content is worthy of an eBook? Perhaps all you have written right now is a blog post, but could your topic possibly be expanded into something more? What does it take to publish an eBook? Content Length There are no specific rules about eBook length, but there are guides for specific genres. Because counting pages is ill-advised, since people read eBooks on different devices, it's better to use word count to determine length.
- The average nonfiction book is 50,000 to 75,000 words in length, although biographies can be as long as 200,000 words.
- How-to and self-help books are typically 40,000 to 50,000 words.
- The average fiction novel runs approximately 100,000 words.
- Other fiction genres - YA, sci-fi, and fantasy - range anywhere from 80,000 to 120,000 words.