Sub-genre Definition

Woman wondering about what a sub-genre definition isSub-genre Definition – This article explains what a sub-genre is. It’s part of a free multi-part training guide about genres of books, written by a former NY Times bestselling literary agent.

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Sub-genre Definition – What Is a Sub-genre?

By Mark Malatesta

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Sub-genre Definition – Sub-category

What is the best sub-genre definition?

A sub-genre is, quite simply, a sub-category of a book genre.

What is the best sub-genre definition for fiction?

When it comes to fiction, you can have multiple “levels” of sub-genres.” For example, Detective Fiction is a popular sub-genre of the Crime Fiction genre. And the Crime Fiction genre is a sub-genre of the Fiction genre.

What is the best sub-genre definition for nonfiction?

Nonfiction can have multiple levels of sub-genres as well. For example, books about Dating are often considered a sub-genre of the Relationships genre. And books in the Relationships genre are often considered a sub-genre of the Self-Help or Personal Development genre.

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