He's not wrong. This is the type of epic fantasy that has four or five different viewpoint characters, most doing vastly different things in different parts of my fantasy world.
Now, I'm not terribly worried about the length. 1) I plan to edit it well so that the writing is tight. As long as the writing is awesome, length has never bothered me as a reader, so why should it bother me as a writer? 2) It's an epic fantasy. They tend to have longer word lengths. 3) I will probably self-publish it, which means that while the print edition may be a bit higher than I'd like to cover printing costs, I can keep the e-book edition priced low, which should help push sales forward.
As this is something I've been thinking about a lot this week, I thought I'd ask for opinions:
Does length bother you when you're choosing books? Are you less likely to choose a long book, even if price isn't a factor? Just wondering what everyone thinks.
Thanks so much for your help, wonderful readers! Have a fantastic Monday! :D
Oh, and if you're interested in my Dragon Magic series, the first book of which will be out early next year, check out the prequel, The Hatching. It's on sale for $0.99 on AMAZON right now! :D