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I don't think my book is too long. I needed that time to build a world that was believable and that you could walk in. Without it the story would become very shallow. However there is a way around it. What would you think about splitting the novel into two parts? The first book would end with the Halloween festival and the second book would pick up from there. There would be a few minor editorial changes but the books Would be the same. They would however no longer be standalone books. So let me know what you think, I sure would be interested in your views. From the author E. R. Barr
Whether the author cares enough about his/her readers to give them some sort of resolution to hold onto while waiting to read the next book is a big element that helps me decide to read the rest of the story. If the first book doesn't actually end there is no reason for me to want to read the next book, I am just upset with the author for leaving the book as a cliffhanger. I don't mind if the story isn't complete, but there has to be some resolution some conclusion for the book to stop where it does. While the story might not be over, I might not be able to get to the next book right away for whatever reason. Give me something concrete to hold onto while I anticipate the second book.
If this can't happen with the book you have written, or are willing to change, my advice is to leave it as is. In my opinion, the only other reason to change the length is if the material that is making the book so long isn't actually needed in the eyes of the reader, not just in the eyes of the author.