I’m not sure what Freebooksy genre my book fits into, how can I tell?

Updated 9 months ago by Melissa Bartlett

Here is the Freebooksy Genre Guide:

Thriller: Fast-paced stories that just might have you keeping the lights on at night. Tales rife with action, intrigue, or psychological suspense, thrillers rarely keep the gritty details hidden.

Mystery: Stories that make Agatha Christie proud, weaving characters and clues into page-turning tales of whodunit and suspense.

Cozy Mystery: All of the whodunit fun of a mystery without the gruesome details, often with a dose of humor or sweetness.

Romantic Suspense: Equal mix of Romance and Suspense, for those who like a little action in their love stories.

Steamy Contemporary Romance: Tales of love, lust, and romance with a focus on plot and character development, but some “open door” scenes. This is the recommended genre for most New Adult books.

Sweet Contemporary Romance: Sweet, clean(er) stories of romance to warm the heart.

Paranormal Romance: Vampires, Shifters, and other lovers that aren’t quite human. Our Paranormal Romance readers also avidly consume Sci-Fi Romances.

Historical Romance: From Knights, to Dukes, to early 20th century lovers, the lovers in these tales must find a way to be together before the age of the internet!

Erotic Romance: Is your book focused on the fulfillment of physical desire between the protagonists? If so, Erotic Romance is the genre for you!

Science Fiction: From cyber thrillers to space operas, your stories of genetic engineering, aliens, futuristic tech, and more belong here.

Fantasy/ Paranormal: All stories falling into the Fantasy and Paranormal genres in which the central plot is not romantic.

Horror: Creepy, sneaky tales with gore that are written to scare.

Cookbooks and Nutrition: All books containing recipes and dietary advice.

Self Help & How-To: From “How to make the most of your life” to “How to make candles,” all books telling readers how to get things done belong here.

General Non-Fiction: All Non-Fiction not falling into the above categories, including but not limited to: Biographies, Memoirs, History, and Business books.

Young Adult: The recommended audience is 6th grade and up. Not the category for New Adult.

Children’s: Books for early readers.

Literary Fiction: The genre category for Satirical, Historical, Women’s, World, and Contemporary fiction.

Adventure/Travel: Travel guides and memoirs.

Religion/ Spirituality: The genre category for all Fiction and Non-Fiction works in which the focus or central moral is religious or spiritual in nature.

Black Literature: Fiction and Non-Fiction by Black authors whose stories focus on a Black main character.

Historical Fiction: These novels, set 50+ years ago, take readers on whirlwind adventures to the past.

LGBTQ: These titles include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer/Questioning themes and/or characters.

If you are still unsure what genre your book is best suited for, email our editorial your Amazon book link for a recommendation.


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