Saturday, April 11, 2015

Novellas in General

Hello!! Today I will talk about novellas. If you don't like novellas, please read this. If you do, I honestly don't care.

Okay, so before I begin, I'd like to state this: NOVELLAS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE. Personally, I sometimes like novellas, or at least I like the idea of them.

There are two purposes of novellas:

1. So the author/publisher can make a bit of money before the next book in a series comes out.
2. So anticipating readers don't have to wait too long to get back into a series.

I HATE it when people review novellas and they say it's "too short", and I'm like, um, yeah, duh.... It's called a novella!! Why do people expect a full length novel when they buy these things?!?!?

And then they complain about the price, $1.99 on Kindle??? That's rediculous!!! Um NOOO. The full length novels in that series is about 12 bucks, and it's about 400 pages. This is two and 50ish pages, HOW IS THAT A SCAM TO YOU PEOPLE???

Now, let me get this straight: you do not have to read the novellas in a series. It is, most of the time, not necessary to understand the story (unless you're Rick Riordan).

The point of this is to tell the people who don't like novellas, you don't have to read them. And anyway, YOU EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THEM. From a readers point of view, the only reason you would want to read a novella would be to get back into the world of the story. Some people can't wait, if you can, that's great, but you don't have to give a one-star review to EVERY NOVELLA EVER.

You should also note that novellas are NOT usually an authors best work. It's pretty much for money, and the authors who might care about their fans......

Thanks for reading!!! I'm surprised you got through that!! (Seriously, wow.) Now if you please, stop judging novellas in a way they are not meant to be judged. That would be nice. You are allowed to not like them, but if you don't, don't read them and give them bad reviews.....

Novellas have feelings too!! :'(

You better be crying for them (because if they did, they would get water damage)!!!

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