It can make all the difference… how well your book sells.
Millions of books are being published in the world today. Categorization of books by topic and content has become an important tool for readers to enable them to choose what they like to read. Readers, booksellers, publishers, and authors alike benefit from category descriptions for books, it is important for authors to determine the best genre or category to identify their book before publishing.
Comprehensive listing of genres can be found on the Internet:
Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror:
Sub-genres of Romance:
http://www.manuslit.com/flash/index.html (under the “Info for Writers” section).
http://www.cuebon.com/ewriters/genres.html (click on definition and examples)
According to Publishers Weekly, the most popular genres in e-book literature are:
- Science Fiction
- General Fiction
- Young Adult
It could take readers forever to find what they are looking for – unless they click on a GENRE link.