Editors, booksellers, and readers describe books by their literary categories, or genres. It's how books are placed in stores and sold online. As a writer, knowing your book's category is essential to finding an audience.
We created the Genre Map to help you find the right category for your book. Some categories, such as women's fiction, stand alone. If you select mystery, fantasy, romance, science fiction, or thriller, you'll see the many subgenres that you can explore within these categories. For example, Lord of the Rings, is a landmark high/epic fantasy. It's very different than Dead Until Dark, the start of the immensely popular urban fantasy series about southern vampires. Both books contain magic and supernatural elements; however, they attract very different audiences.
Please contact us if there's a category you'd like to see on the Genre Map.