What's the Average Book Length?

Amazon has a feature called Text Stats, which identified that the average length of a book is 64,500 words. They have reached this figure after analyzing several books and finding that "Brave New World" had fallen right in the middle with 64,531 words.Of many classics analyzed, George Orwell's "Animal Farm" was one of the shortest with 29,966 words and Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is definitely the longest with 544,406 words.

This information is pretty interesting to literary translators who usually charge a per-word rate.

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