Why Novellas?

by Jennifer 16. December 2014 08:40

When most people think of books, they imagine a typical 250 page novel that can be picked off the shelf at a local book store or shopping center. While some might be thicker and some thinner, most of the titles are an average size. But what most people don’t realize is stories come in many shapes and sizes.


Authors generally estimate the word count of their stories, and as they progress in skill they can closely identify if a story is a flash (1,000 words), short story (1,000 to 10,000), or something a bit larger. Most novels are around 75,000 to 150,000 words but there’s this grey area between 10,000 to 75,000 words that are called novelettes and novellas.


Some stories warrant a full 100,000 words but others don’t. Many very well known authors such as John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway and even Stephen King realized this and used the novella--or short novel form--to tell stories. Sure they could have filled the pages with more information or descriptions, but they felt that the best way to tell this particular story was to keep things focused on what was necessary.


While novellas has been very popular in the past they fell out of fashion.They became harder to find except for already published works but the last few years has seen a re-emergence of these types of stories. Novellas are perfect for our on the go lifestyle as you can pick them up during the day and be finished in a few hours. You can also slip a slim paper edition into your purse or bag or use them for a quick gift.


Apocalypse Ink Productions feels that the short novel is the perfect form for the stories we offer our readers. We found these action packed, engaging stories worthy. So if you like some dark or urban fantasy with a little bit of horror mixed in, give our authors a try.

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