5 Things to Know About Genre When Self-publishing a Book

Genre tells a reader what to expect when they buy a book. For self-publishing authors, identifying what genre their book falls into and marketing it properly can mean the difference between a great career with satisfied customers and a boatload of negative reviews and angry customers who won’t ever buy another book from that author.

1. Identify the Book’s Genre

It is very important for a writer to properly identify what genre their book falls into. For instance, a book that has a romance isn’t automatically classified in the romance genre. ¬†Books in the romance genre focus on romance and end with the couple together and happily anticipating their future lives as partners. Continue reading