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3rd Dec '17 8:56:08 PM Twiddler
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* The first two books from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' were split in half as part of a 'young adult special edition'. This doesn't seem to have done well, none of the other books were split. The German translation of the series has passed 31 books, corresponding to the first 11 books and prequel in the English version.

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
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The first two books from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' were split in half as part of a 'young adult special edition'. This doesn't seem to have done well, none of the other books were split. The German translation of the series has passed 31 books, corresponding to the first 11 books and prequel in the English version.
6th Nov '17 4:53:12 PM nighttrainfm
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* Stephen King's ''Literature/{{It}}'' runs at over a ''thousand'' pages and jumps back and forth between two time frames. The solution? Turn the childhood flashbacks into [[Film/It2017 one unbroken story]], with a sequel covering the parts from the heroes' adult lives.

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* Stephen King's ''Literature/{{It}}'' runs at over a ''thousand'' pages and jumps back and forth between two time frames. The solution? Turn the childhood flashbacks into [[Film/It2017 one unbroken story]], with [[Film/ItChapterTwo a sequel sequel]] covering the parts from the heroes' adult lives.
4th Nov '17 4:47:10 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Averted with Literature/TheFatalDream. It was recommended to Ian Hastings by a publisher that his 806-page debut novel should be separated into at least two volumes. The author ignored it on the grounds that he intended the whole story to be the first part of a four-book series.

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* Averted with Literature/TheFatalDream.''Literature/TheFatalDream''. It was recommended to Ian Hastings by a publisher that his 806-page debut novel should be separated into at least two volumes. The author ignored it on the grounds that he intended the whole story to be the first part of a four-book series.
4th Nov '17 6:24:29 AM Sedaver
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* Averted with Literature/TheFatalDream. It was recommended to Ian Hastings by a publisher that his 806-page debut novel should be separated into at least two volumes. The author ignored it on the grounds that he intended the whole story to be the first part of a four-book series.
6th Oct '17 2:18:28 PM DRickard
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* Neal Stephenson considered his Literature/TheBaroqueCycle to be either one '''very''' long book or series in eight volumes. The series was eventually published as a trilogy of three books, with each book contained two or three of the volumes in the series. Stephenson also took advantage of this set up in the second volume by presenting two volumes in one jumble, alternating between chapters of the first volume and second volume so that the two books come together to tell a single coherent story.

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* Neal Stephenson Creator/NealStephenson considered his Literature/TheBaroqueCycle ''Literature/TheBaroqueCycle'' to be either one '''very''' long book or series in eight volumes. The series was eventually published as a trilogy of three books, with each book contained two or three of the volumes in the series. Stephenson also took advantage of this set up in the second volume by presenting two volumes in one jumble, alternating between chapters of the first volume and second volume so that the two books come together to tell a single coherent story.
** The three volumes of the first book were published as separate mas-market paperbacks in the US.
4th Oct '17 2:11:58 PM DRickard
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* Not quite an example, but related: some editions of Haruki Murakami's ''Literature/NorwegianWood'' split the novel in two very small volumes, one red and one green (sometimes inside a gold-coloured case, as per [[http://www4.alibris-static.com/isbn/9781860468001.gif here]]). As the novel is not particularly long (and in at least one case the split causes a mid-chapter break), this was presumably done for strictly aesthetic reasons.

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* Not quite an example, but related: some editions of Haruki Murakami's Creator/HarukiMurakami's ''Literature/NorwegianWood'' split the novel in two very small volumes, one red and one green (sometimes inside a gold-coloured case, as per [[http://www4.alibris-static.com/isbn/9781860468001.gif here]]). As the novel is not particularly long (and in at least one case the split causes a mid-chapter break), this was presumably done for strictly aesthetic reasons.reasons.
* Murakami's ''Literature/OneQEightyFour'' was split into 3 volumes for the American soft-cover edition, and two volumes in the British edition.
* Creator/AlanMoore's almost 1300-page novel ''Jerusalem'' was split into 3 volumes for the American softcover edition.
23rd Sep '17 11:17:56 PM andycyca
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* The danger of this is highlighted withe the ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' franchise. The third novel, ''Allegiant'', was divided into two films, ''Allegiant'' and ''Ascendant''. The first part did so poorly that plans for the conclusion were scrapped with the idea of concluding it as a TV Movie.

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* The danger of this is highlighted withe with the ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' franchise. The third novel, ''Allegiant'', was divided into two films, ''Allegiant'' and ''Ascendant''. The first part did so poorly that plans for the conclusion were scrapped with the idea of concluding it as a TV Movie.
8th Sep '17 2:17:34 PM nighttrainfm
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* The danger of this is highlighted withe the ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' franchise. The third novel, ''Allegiant'' was divided into two films, ''Allegiant'' and ''Ascendant''. The first part did so poorly that plans for the conclusion were scrapped with the idea of concluding it as a TV Movie.

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* The danger of this is highlighted withe the ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' franchise. The third novel, ''Allegiant'' ''Allegiant'', was divided into two films, ''Allegiant'' and ''Ascendant''. The first part did so poorly that plans for the conclusion were scrapped with the idea of concluding it as a TV Movie.


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* Stephen King's ''Literature/{{It}}'' runs at over a ''thousand'' pages and jumps back and forth between two time frames. The solution? Turn the childhood flashbacks into [[Film/It2017 one unbroken story]], with a sequel covering the parts from the heroes' adult lives.
1st Sep '17 3:06:52 PM Lyendith
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was famously split into three volumes for publication, and in fact to this day is commonly (and erroneously) referred to as a trilogy. It is technically a single novel.
** This is further confused by the fact that each of the three "parts" -- ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', ''The Two Towers'', and ''The Return of the King'' -- is divided into two of what Tolkien called "books", making six "books" in total. This is using the meaning of "book" as a division of an epic.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was famously split into three volumes for publication, and in fact to this day is commonly (and erroneously) referred to as a trilogy. It is technically a single novel.
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novel. This is further confused by the fact that each of the three "parts" -- ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', ''The Two Towers'', and ''The Return of the King'' -- is divided into two of what Tolkien called "books", making six "books" in total. This is using the meaning of "book" as a division of an epic.
7th Aug '17 5:28:54 PM ClintEastwood
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* In the Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations, the very long TV story "The Daleks' Master Plan" was split into two books. "The Trial of a Time Lord" was split into four books, but it had been originally produced as four separate TV stories and comes across more as a season with an unusually strong StoryArc than as a single story.

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* In the Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations, the very long TV story "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan The Daleks' Master Plan" Plan]]" was split into two books. "The Trial of a Time Lord" was split into four books, but it had been originally produced as four separate TV stories and comes across more as a season with an unusually strong StoryArc than as a single story.
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