Okay, some of you may already know this, but I just learned this today.
There’s a site you can go to if you want to find out how many words are in a published book.
Why, you may ask, would a writer want to know that?
Because it really really really helps to know if you’re evaluating a book in a genre or market you want to write.
For example, I’m in the middle of hosting a picture book mentoring workshop in my home. We’re studying and evaluating 3 picture books. At one point we wanted to know the word counts of these books, so we counted them. Yup. Word for word. (Thanks to one of our gals who counted 2 of them all by herself!!!)
Now I’ll just visit this handy dandy site, and search for the book’s title to see how many words are in the book. Whew! Easy Peasy!
Here’s the site:
Okay…tell me if you already knew this and you’ll earn 5 bonus points for the day!!! )