How Long Should My Ebook Be?

This is one question I get a lot. Is 30 pages long enough for my ebook? Is 100 pages too long for an ebook?

My answer is always: it depends. On what? On what you plan to do with your ebook!

If you’re writing an ebook to give away–as an enticement to have someone join your mailing list, as a bonus when you sell another product or as a bonus to offer someone in a joint venture, or as a sample of your writing or your ideas–then 30 pages is enough. After all, it’s free, and you may want the buyers to buy a product or service from you, so you don’t want to give away the store.

Now, if you plan to sell your ebook for $17, $27, or even $47, then you need to give it some meat, and make it worth while. After all, you want to give the appropriate value for the cost and you want buyers to buy from you again, so you don’t want to cheat them.

I’ve seen really short ebooks selling for more than $50, and I’ve seen terribly written and poorly spelled ebooks that the author expects will lead to the next level sale, but this is cheating your audience. First impressions are lasting impressions, so I believe in giving value–all the time, even with your freebies.

It’s a jungle out there, and if you want to build your business and make a name for yourself online, make your ebook long enough to say what you need to say, and give the value to make customers clamor for more.

Let me know if this all makes sense to you!

Happy ebook writing!


Andrea Susan Glass


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect With Us

Facebook Pinterest Google Plus
YouTube LinkedIn Twitter

"It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with you. You are so helpful and contributed to finishing my book 'Soar Like The Eagle Work Out' sooner than I expected. Your wisdom and experience are a great source and I am planning to use your services for my two next books. You are a tremendous help and guidance. Thank you so much again for your encouragement and assistance."

~ Pablo Garcia

 If you want to receive the latest updates to my blog, tap this button to subscribe
 Listen to My Latest Interview
Listen to internet radio with Flora M Brown PhD on Blog Talk Radio
 Join my network:
 Recent Posts
 Recent Comments
 Check Out These Great Business Tools!
Business Blogs - Blog Top Sites
Business Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
WritersWay Blog - Blogged

If you like my blogs you can make comments and vote for my blog by clicking on the link.