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- Novel - Anything larger than 40k (so 50k is a safe assumption, it seems).
- Novella - 17,500 and 40,000 words.
- Novelette - 7,500 and 17,499 words.
- Short Story - Up to 7,500 words. Anything under 1,000 can also be referred to as Flash Fiction, which is a subset of the Short Story.
Novellas are growing in popularity from what I'm seeing. They're fun, easily devoured in a night or two, and usually inexpensive. I've read a number of them in the past few weeks - I'll be posting reviews! - and will continue to do so. That being said, I don't think the novel is going anywhere soon. I gravitate toward long novels, probably because I tear through books at an alarming rate, never wanting the story to end! Well, the good ones anyhow... What do you think?