Up to 1,000 words = short-short, flash fiction, or vignette
1,000 to 6,000 = short story
6,000 to 15,000 = long story or novelette
15,000 to 45,000 = novella
45,000 to 120,000 = novel (though most commonly 50,000 to 80,000 words)
Anything more than 120,000 words will probably need to be broken up into a series of books
Less than 1,000 = filler, sidebar, or review
1,000 to 6,000 = feature article
6,000 to 20,000 = long feature (likely to be published in parts)
20,000 to 200,000 = book length (though most commonly 50,000 to 100,000 words)
Some publishing company’s follow these numbers or have some that are quite close. Not all websites have the price groups listed or the length of each book/story.
Short Stories – 12,000 to 18,000
Novellas – 18,001 to 35,000
Category – 35,001 to 60,000
Novel - 60,001 to 100,000
Plus Novel – over 100,000
Genres consist of Action/Adventure, Chick Lit, Erotica, Fantasy–Sci Fi, Gay-Lesbian, Historical, Horror, Inspirational, Interracial, Mainstream, Mystery-Suspense, Non-Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult
Romance consists of Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy Romance, Gay-Lesbian Romance, Historical Romance, Horror Romance, Inspirational Romance, Paranormal Romance, Red Hots!, Romantic Sci Fi-Futuristic, Romantic Suspense, Romantic Time Travel, and Western Romance.
Price Grouping – Short novels 2.50, Novellas 3.50, Category 4.50, Novel 5.50, and Plus Novel 6.50.
Fling—less than 20,000 words
Novella—between 20,000 and 34,999
Novel—over 35,000 words
Genres consist of Contemporary, Cowboys & Westerns, Fantasy & Paranormal, Historical, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Futuristic, Time Travel, and Vamps & Shifters.
Contents consist of BDSM & Fetish, Full-Figured Heroines, Gay, Lesbian & Transgendered, Ménage & Polyamory, and Multicultural.
Themes consist of Classics, Festival of Lights, Holiday Kisses, Holiday’s, Interludes, and Series.
Price Grouping - Range from 1.99 about 7.99 on ebooks I personally have saved in my wish list. I have 16 titles saved. (So many books so little money and time .. hehehe)
Quickie – up to 15,000
Novella – 15,000 to 29,999
Short Novel – 30,000 to 44,999
Novel 45,000 to 69,999
Plus Novel – 70,001 to 99,999
Super Plus Novel – 100,000+
Genres consist of Capture/Bondage, Contemporary, Fantasy, Futuristic/Sci-Fi, Historical, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Time Travel, Vampire, Westerns, and Werewolf/Shape-Shifter.
Themes consist of Fables & Fairy Tales, Gay/Lesbian, Holiday, Interracial, Ménage a Trois or more, Romantic Comedy, Rubenesque, and Psychic Fiction.
Price Group - Ranges from 2.49 to about 5.95 on random books I personally clicked on. I clicked 5 random eBooks to get this range. (If wrong please let correct me)
Total – E – Bound:
Short Story – 10,000 to 15,000
Novella – 15,001 to 30,000
Novel – 30,001 to 60,000
Super Novel – 60,001 to 100,000
Super Plus Novel – 100,001+
Genres consist of Action/Adventure, Bondage/BDSM, Comedy/Humour, Contemporary, Cowboy/Westerns, Fantasy/Fairytale, Futuristic/Sci-Fi, Gay/Lesbian, Historical/Rubenesque, Ménage-a-Trois, Paranormal/Time Travel, Thriller/Crime, Shape-Shifter/Morphers, and Vampire/Werewolf.
Price Grouping - Ranges from 2.87 to about 5.08 on random books I personally clicked on. I clicked 5 random eBooks to get this range. (If wrong please let me know)
Total-e-sizzling - Sexy, explicit and highly imaginative, with a sensual side.
Total-e-burning - Explicit, highly imaginative and hot, where almost anything goes. These titles are very uninhibited in both sexual dialect and descriptiveness.
Total-e-melting - These are our XXX stories. They differ from the others only in the content of the plotlines, as they tend to be much more risqué and explicit. These babies are burning hot. Some readers will find them objectionable, so definitely not for the faint hearted!
Total-e-taboo - the taboo line breaks into pure, unadulterated erotica or covers the subjects that could be seen as extreme or offensive, pushing stories to the limits of what some deem acceptable. These books don’t necessarily have to have a ‘happy every after’.
Sapphire Blue Publishing:
Short Story – 10,000 to 18,000
Novellas – 18,001 to 25,000
Long Novellas – 25,001 to 40,000
Short Novel – 40,001 to 65,000
Mid Novel – 65,001 to 80,000
Novel Length – 80,001 to 100,000
Categories consist of Action/Adventure, Comedy, Erotic, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Inspirational, Mainstream, Mystery/Suspense, Shape-Shifters, Urban Fantasy/Dark Fantasy, and Romance: Romance Comedy, Contemporary, Erotic, Inspiration, Paranormal, and Suspense.
Pricing Group: Short story 2.50, Novellas 3.50, Long Novellas 4.50, Short Novel 5.50, Mid Novel 6.00, and Novel length 6.50
Linden Bay Romance:
Categories consist of Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Erotica, Gay/Lesbian, Historical, Multiple Partners, Paranormal/Horror, Pirates, Romantic Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Scottish Highlander, Shape-Shifter, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Time-Travel, Urban Fantasy, Vampires/Werewolves, and Western/Cowboys.
Price Grouping - Range from 0.00 (free stories from TEB authors) to about 6.49 on ebooks I personally clicked on. I clicked on a theme and look at the let listed prices shown (If I missed on, please let comment)
1 flame- Stories will either not have consummated love scenes, or if the loves scenes are consummated detail is not given.
2 flames- Stories will have some love scenes. These will be more sensual then graphic and will mostly rely on euphemism.
3 flames- Stories will have sensual, yet more explicit love scenes, and the language used to describe them may be more graphic and direct.
4 flames- Stories have frequent love scenes that are explicit and described using graphic and direct language.
5 flames- Stories have a high frequency of love scenes that are explicit, described using graphic and direct language, and/or contain subject matter that some readers may consider objectionable.