Market research–which is a fancy name for “asking people”–has strongly suggested that people think “A Hundred Billion Ghost Stories” is a book of short stories. I put “a novel” right there under the title, but apparently people don’t read that far.
So starting precisely now-ish, the title will be “A Hundred Billion Ghosts”. Nothing else in the book has changed. It still has exactly the same number of stories in it, ie. one.
So congratulations if you bought the paperback already! You now have a limited first edition, much like Charles Dickens’ rare original printing of “Two Christmas Carols”.