I will never get tired of stories like this! Tee hee.Jan Hurst-Nicholson said:I had an agent who said that my book length (73, 000 words) needed to be increased to 80 000 words before she could submit it to a publisher. This was after I'd carefully crafted it to take out all the unnecessary words. It now meant inserting another couple of useless chapters, so I didn't pursue it. I've sold over 13 000 copies as an e-book at 73 000 words.