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Harlequin Intrigue > Length change?

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message 1: by jenjn79 (last edited May 13, 2008 09:04PM) (new)

jenjn79 | 55 comments Mod
I'm way behind on my reading of current books so I just happened to notice this...

But did anyone see that the length of Intrigue books changed? They were around 250 pages, and since about March, they're around 210 pages.

I did some Google searches and whatnot, but couldn't find any info about this change. Anyone know anything?


message 2: by Yvonne (new)

Yvonne (yvonne473) | 9 comments I heard about the change, but I don't know why they made it.




message 3: by Julie (new)

Julie Miller (juliemiller) | 11 comments I'm way late responding to this because I missed the question somehow, but as an Intrigue author, I can answer. The books dropped from 65-70,000 words to 55-60,000 words. The main reason my editors gave were 1) reader preference for a quicker read, 2) costs--fewer pages mean less paper/production costs, and 3) to help distinguish Intrigues from the longer, more romance-focused Suspense line.

Hope that helps.


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