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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Am I missing any subgenres?


This in continuation of the series of posts that started with THIS ONE. Check it out if you haven't.

Keywords (Blogger Labels) will be used to organize the bookstore into main genres, subgenres, and other general informational tags, hopefully making it easier to find the book or books you want to read. The main genres (listed in the menu bar) will be these:
  • General Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • YA
  • Non-Fiction

The various subgenres and keywords in general that I've come up with so far (after googling a few sites) are the following. Am I missing any obvious ones?

When authors sign up for a listing, there will be a chance to suggest a new keyword, so I don't need a perfect list. I would just like to have as complete a list as possible since adding new keywords and keeping things in alphabetical order will be a pain to say the least.

  • Adventure
  • Alternative History
  • Alternative Universe
  • Chick-Lit
  • Comedy
  • Contemporary
  • Cozy
  • Crime
  • Cyberpunk
  • Dark
  • Detective
  • Dystopian
  • Epic
  • Erotica
  • Family
  • Futuristic
  • Gay
  • Gothic
  • Hard-Boiled
  • Heroic
  • High Fantasy
  • Historical
  • Horror
  • Howdunit
  • Inspirational
  • Irony
  • Legal
  • Lesbian
  • LGBT
  • Literary
  • Low Fantasy
  • Magic
  • Medical
  • Medieval
  • Memoir
  • Middle Grade
  • Military
  • Mythic
  • Novella
  • Occult
  • Paranormal
  • Planetary
  • Police Procedural
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Regency
  • Religious
  • Saga
  • Series
  • Short Story
  • Space Opera
  • Speculative
  • Spiritual
  • Steampunk
  • Superhero
  • Supernatural
  • Suspense
  • Sword and Sorcery
  • Thriller
  • Time-Travel
  • Tragedy
  • Urban
  • Western
  • Whodunit

You may notice that I included erotica in the list, which is a first for this site. We don't review erotica and don't even support Erotica Writers other than following them on Twitter. As a trial, I will accept adult books with the new service. If it doesn't go over well, I may take them off later.

What do you guys think? Should Erotica have a place in our new promotional bookstore?

I listed Non-Fiction as a main genre but didn't list any keywords with non-fiction in mind. My thinking is that including non-fiction keywords would not only double the keyword list, making it that much more difficult for authors to sign up, but also I don't see a lot of Non-Fiction keywords being used a lot. I'm thinking non-fiction books will have keywords (of course) but ones suggested by the author, not picked from a preset list. What do you think?

Also, don't forget to suggest subgenres missing from the above list.

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