Report: the average length of a bestselling book decreased by 12%

WordsRated analyzed the length of 3,444 books that were ranked top 3 on the New York Times weekly bestseller lists from 2011 to 2021.

The key finding is that bestsellers are getting shorter over time.

The average length of the NYT bestseller decreased by 11.8% between 2011 to 2021 – from 438 to 386 pages.

πŸ’¬ In 2021, only 38% of bestselling books were more than 400 pages long, which is a 29.5% decline compared to 2011.

Full info: Bestselling books have never been shorter – WordsRated

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