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Is 0.43 MB a reasonable file size for an 84,000 word ebook?
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:56:21 AM »
I uploaded a .MOBI file of an 84,000 word novel created by Scrivener, plus a high-quality cover image of a 1600x2560 JPG created by Photoshop. In the KDP Bookshelf, it reports an ebook file size of 0.43 MB with a $0.07 download fee. Is that within the average?
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Re: Is 0.43 MB a reasonable file size for an 84,000 word ebook?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 04:18:34 AM »
I just checked a book of about 125,000 words, and it was 0.49, so 0.43 seems a little high to me for 84,000, but not completely unreasonable. When I have time, I'll look at my other titles to see what the progression based on length is.


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Re: Is 0.43 MB a reasonable file size for an 84,000 word ebook?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 04:32:21 AM »
I have one novel that's around 86k words and a 1563  2500 JPEG cover.  Amazon shows the its file size as 0.46 MB with a $0.07 delivery fee.
     
 
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Re: Is 0.43 MB a reasonable file size for an 84,000 word ebook?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 02:47:42 PM »
I uploaded a .MOBI file of an 84,000 word novel created by Scrivener, plus a high-quality cover image of a 1600x2560 JPG created by Photoshop. In the KDP Bookshelf, it reports an ebook file size of 0.43 MB with a $0.07 download fee. Is that within the average?

Looks fairly normal to me. If anything, I'd say the file size seems a bit low. But it will vary based on the compression on the cover image.
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Re: Is 0.43 MB a reasonable file size for an 84,000 word ebook?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 07:09:09 AM »
Very close to my own numbers for Cities of Mars, a book of around 82,000 words or so.





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In my experience, file type makes a big difference.  I upload an epub.
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