What is the average size of an eBook?

What is the average size of an eBook?

The typical Kindle book is 300 pages long, with 75,000 words of text, and the average Kindle e-book file size is 2.6 MB. That's less than a single page of printed text.

E-books are becoming more popular as readers move away from print books. In 2014, it was estimated that there were about 70 million print books in America — not including audio books or magazines. E-books now account for almost half of all books sold.

The advent of electronic books has led to some interesting developments regarding their size. When first introduced, e-books could only hold a limited number of pages due to storage constraints. As technology improved, so did the ability of e-books to store more information. Today's e-books can hold up to 1 GB of data! This allows publishers to release larger work that would have been impossible to fit into a print book.

The increase in volume also means that e-books are getting longer. A study conducted by MIT found that today's e-books are on average around 300 pages long, while the average print book is only 226 pages long.

This increase in length creates problems when it comes time to download them onto your reader.

How many GB does an ebook take up?

According to Amazon, an eBook is around 2 KB/page. If you're reading a 300-page book, it should be roughly 600–800 KB. A MB is made up of 1024 KB, while a GB is made up of 1024 MB. Given that the OS and apps take up some of the capacity, let's assume that the Kindle has roughly 6 GB of storage space. That means your book will take up about 1/10 of one percent of the space on your device.

Here are some more examples from other popular books:

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - 744 pages
  • The Hunger Games - 656 pages

Can an eBook be 5000 words?

The length of an eBook is measured in words, not pages. Even with the leeway afforded by eBooks, authors adhere to widely acknowledged book word count norms: Kindle Singles (shorter eBooks): 5,000-30,000 words. 5,000+ words for short tales and novels. 10,000-20,000 words for longer works.

That means that an eBook can range from 500 to 30,000 words long. While this may sound like a lot of room, it should be noted that eBooks are read on electronic readers or tablets. The more words there are, the more expensive and heavier it is. Readers prefer shorter books because they're easier to read through in a single sitting.

How many GB is an average book?

The free space on an 8GB Kindle is around 6GB, while an average book size (texts just) is approximately 1MB. This means that an 8GB Kindle can hold 6,000 such books. Some books may be larger than 1 MB, but it should easily accommodate 2000 to 3000 volumes.

What is the size of an ebook?

Sizes of books

General20.8 × 33.3 in
Kindle22.2 × 35.6 in
Wattpad7.1 × 11.1 in

How long is the average eBook?

A normal ebook is about 2,000–2,500 words long, giving you roughly 300–350 words every part. Get the main ideas across clearly and simply so that your reader isn't put off needlessly. They should be able to finish the book in one sitting.

The length of an ebook can vary greatly, depending on how complex it is language-wise and how much content you can squeeze into those 300–350 words. Some authors write longer books, while others write shorter ones; there's no set rule for this. But what's important is that you keep the audience in mind at all times, considering how much text they're going to have to read before they reach the end!

In terms of actual length, an average ebook is between 20,000 and 30,000 words long.

That's around three to four hours of reading time! If you write a lot more or a lot less than this, then you should consider whether your book is too short or too long. Is there enough story to hold their attention for such a long period? Are the characters interesting and do they develop over the course of the book? These are all questions only you can answer by writing more or by rewriting some scenes.

Writing an ebook takes a lot of work, but the results are worth it.

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