The big question: are books getting longer?

A new survey of bestsellers and critics’ picks has concluded that the average book is now 25% bigger than 15 years ago. But not everyone reads things this wayBooks are steadily increasing in size, according to a survey that has found the average number of pages has grown by 25% over the last 15 years.A study of more than 2,500 books appearing on New York Times bestseller and notable books lists and Google’s annual survey of the most discussed books reveals that the average length has increased from 320 pages in 1999 to 400 pages in 2014.Novels now relish being big and long, demanding that you sit in a chair, turn off your phone and devote some time to itAs an agent, the most difficult area now appears to be the middle. Mid-list, mid-career, middle-sized Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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