I have always felt that novellas and novelettes do not sell nearly as well as full-length novels. I feel that readers are more inclined to spend their money on a novel to feel they are getting “their money’s worth.”
I am interested in knowing (if you have published a novel or novelette) what your experience was.
Just for the record, the Nebula Awards given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America define a novella as having a word count of between 17,500 and 40,000 words. A novelette is defined as having a word count between 7,500 and 17,500 words.
So, set me straight. Am I right or wrong that only full-length novels sell well?
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