I’d like to share with you a long-term research project I’ve been working on called 65 Bestselling Word Counts. Good news, it’s free!
Target your Novel’s Word Count based on the Most Popular Lengths for your Genre
I’ve compiled a list of 65 bestselling books, and deconstructed each by total word count, number of chapters, and average words per chapter.
The books are sorted by genre, including:
- Young Adult
- Mysteries & Thrillers
- Science Fiction
- Children’s Books
- Children’s Chapter Books
- Historical & Literary
- Horror & Zombies
- Bonus! Series/Trilogies
65 Bestselling Word Counts shows you the average total word count for eleven different genres, as well as each genre’s average number of chapters and average words per chapter.
Plus, you’ll get the word counts for the entire Harry Potter series, the Twilight Saga, and The Hunger Games Trilogy.
Grab your copy of 65 Bestselling Word Counts:
You can use the information to target your own novel depending on your genre, and to plan out chapter word count goals.