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Book Genres - Book Genre List and Definitions

Book Genres – List of Book Genres and Book Genre Dictionary

Book Genres – Reading List of Book GenresBook Genres  – This website is devoted to genres of books. It’s the only website with an easy to use Book Genre Finder and definitions for every book genre. Here you’ll find detailed descriptions and examples of all fiction genres, nonfiction genres, and book genres for kids.

You’ll also find answers to the following questions:

* What is the genre of a book?

* What is the definition of a sub-genre?

* How many types of book genres are there?

* What are the different genres of books?

* What are the most popular book genres?

* What is your book genre (if you’re an author)?

* What are the best book genre definitions?

* Where can you see a complete list of book genres?

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Who is Mark Malatesta?

MARK MALATESTA is a former literary agent turned author coach. Mark now helps authors of all genres (fiction, nonfiction, and children's books) get top literary agents, publishers, and book deals through his company Literary Agent Undercover and The Bestselling Author. Mark's authors have gotten six-figure book deals, been on the NYT bestseller list, and published with houses such as Random House, Scholastic, and Thomas Nelson. Click here to learn more about Mark Malatesta and click here for Reviews of Mark Malatesta.
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