^It's not just Enterprise, and I'm not aware that they're selling any more poorly than the rest.
I'd thought (though I can't cite anything) that was why the Romulan War
books were contracted from three to two, and from TPB to MMPB. It's certainly what killed the German translations of the series, though.
The entire ST line is being kept to a lower word count these days.
Could be. I just went and ran the numbers for 5 of the last 7 books. Plagues of Night
and The Eternal Tide
fell into the 115-130K range (as should Raise the Dawn
), while Fallen Gods
and the first two Cold Equations
books were in the 80K-90K range.
(I don't own Brinksmanship
so I don't know where it fits.)
So half of the books are an exception to the general word count for the line, it's just a question of which half. I'd assumed
the shorter books, but apparently I'm wrong. Unfortunately.