File this under “The Rewards of Repeat Research.”
Over the past year, I’ve tried multiple times to secure a trustworthy answer to two questions:
- Within the context of a Kindle ebook, what’s the average word count per page?
- What’s the average total length of such ebooks, per major genre?
Suffice to say, the answers were all over the map. Indeed, my sorry experience in this one area coerced a new list, within the Collections area of my bullet journal: the Q2 List. Translation: questions to research each quarter, until I find authoritative answers.
Serendipity smiled on me this day, April 12th. During a 15-minute Pomodoro break, I consulted that list, zeroing in on the Kindle issues. I not only found the answer to the first word count query; the publication date of the mentally delicious article = the date of that research, April 12th! WooHooooooo!
Paranoid the article might disappear, I tapped the Print bookmarklet on my iPad Safari (and EVERY other browser!) favorites bar. The clean PDF (crap removed during the printing phase) now lives in Google Drive.
PrintFriendly: a researcher’s BFF.
For those unaware of this freebie gem, know that the source url visibly appears within the PDF. (Cue: manic fist pumps of joy ✊🏽👊🏽✊🏽)
Have you ever wondered how the average ebook page length or word count differs by book genre? How many words make a Kindle ebook page? Find out here.
Source: eBook Page Length — A Key Driver of Effort