Originally Posted by Dimitri
Total number of words ------- 1 460 499
Total number of characters --- 8 139 423
50K words per book = 29 books
70K words per book = 20 books
This word count includes the 1008 blog posts from Oct 1, 2004 to Dec 15, 2010. It does not include the word count of the twenty-eight blog posts you have posted since that time; nor it does not include the articles, newsletters, audio or video transcripts. Blog post titles and date subtitles are included in the word count along with the actual text.
I converted the ePub file into a text file to remove any markup code and used Notepad ++ to calculate the word count. I scrolled down the file and it seemed like all the posts were there. I believe this is as accurate as we're gonna get.
Most likely your estimate was off because your early posts were not always around 2K. Some posts linked to your articles and podcasts, some linked to interviews and interesting articles, and some were short reviews of The Incredibles
Thanks... looks like my guess wasn't too far off, especially when those other items are factored in.
I know my early blog posts were often shorter, but I also have some that are more than 7000 words.