Thursday 20 February 2014

Why I love e-novellas

One of the main reasons I got a Kindle was so that I could read all of the extras stories that featured my favourite characters from my favourite series’. Basically, I didn’t want to miss out and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time.

Reading novellas and short stories about Magnus Bane, Caleana Sardothien and Johnny and Meg launched me back into some of my favourite worlds in bite-sized chunks. Piecing together events between instalments in series’ and the unknown stories of secondary characters come to life. They fulfil that desire for your favourite books to continue after they’ve finished.

But they’re also fantastic for people who’ve yet to discover these authors and books. An eighty-page snippet of something for only £1.99 is one of the best way to get a taste of something without dedicating eight hours and six quid on something you’re not sure about. You could discover a new love in that short story, have a revelation about a genre you thought you didn’t like or read an author you never thought you could.

At this moment, I have 36 e-novellas on my Kindle. I have another 15 or so on my wishlist and I see no sign of me stopping reading them!

Do you use e-novellas to find new authors or read more from your favourites? Do you read them? What’s your favourite?



  1. I've only read a couple but I do love them and completely agree that they are a great way to generate interest in the world and extra information on the characters :)

  2. I have to say, the only novellas I've read so far are the ones from The Iron Fey, and in some ways, I really do think they add a little something to the story. I plan to get more into them as well when I can since I've been able to get Kindle on my PC too :)

  3. I LOVE reading novellas but I don't do it enough. The only two series I can think of that I've read the novellas for is the Elemental Series and Throne of Glass series and I loved getting these little snippets of these characters. It is so great!
    I never thought of it as a good way into someone's writing but you're right! I think novellas are worth their weight in gold, but I also know that they're not accessable to everyone and that's a shame. Maybe one day they will be! :)


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