Four Reasons to Read a Novella

Some thoughts from Bethany House on novellas. What do you think of the short-form cousins to novels?

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Earlier this month, I wrote a post on some problems that authors face in knowing how many free books to distribute to reviewers. That said, we also realize that sometimes it’s hard to take a risk on a new-to-you author without knowing if you’ll like their writing style.

One of the ways Bethany House has recently dealt with this is by releasing free ebook-only novellas, available to download for free on an ereader, iPad, or your computer. Before coming to work at BHP, I don’t think I’d ever read a novella, so it was an entirely new form to me. Here are a few reasons I’ve come to appreciate novellas as a reader, and why you might want to give them a try.

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One: They’re basically like those little mini boxes of chocolates. You have a sampler of a variety of different styles so you know exactly what you like…

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