Skimming through Amazon.com, I noticed a book being represented as a novel. However, when I started looking at it closely it was only 25 pages long. (I got in the habit of looking at lengths after I was disappointed in a story I was reading, when it ended only 30 minutes after reading). So needless to say, I was baffled. I enjoy a quick story, but when someone calls it by a name that it is not I believe it's misrepresented.
This happens more often than we think and not just in the book industry. Fancy titles and names give the consumer high hopes, and then left disappointed when they find out the service or item they purchased is just mediocre. We need to be aware of these glamorous jargons that entice us. Dig in and do a little more research.
The age of advertising has gotten down right cutthroat. Everyone is searching out that mighty dollar. We don't have to fork it over though until, we are comfortable with where we are spending it.
If you want to buy a 25 page short story go for it, but don't get upset when you were expecting more because you had believed you were getting something else. Do your research!
Author RJ Heaton
Writing leads to so many endless possibilities. Let's see what worlds we can build today.