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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 book categories are there?
  • What are the different genres of books?
  • What are the most popular book categories?
  • 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 categories?

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Authors of all genres (fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books) have used our websites for authors to get top literary agents, publishers, and book deals. This website was created and is curated by former literary agent Mark Malatesta. Click here to see Mark Malatesta Reviews.

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Authors who’ve used our resources have been offered representation with well-known literary agents including: Jim Hart, Sarah Jane Freymann, Matthew Carnicelli, Jill Marr, Don Fehr, Felicia Eth, Mark Gottlieb, Stephany Evans, Bill Contardi, Jennifer Di Chiara, Harvey Klinger, and more.

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"When I got the phone call about my publishing offer with Harcourt, I was in my office with three other people. I slammed down the phone, ran into the secretary’s office, threw myself down on the floor and said, ‘I got a deal!’ They sat there and held my hand. I was speechless. I’ve never ever been that happy in my life. On my wedding day I wasn’t that happy! Getting married and having children are wonderful experiences, but I didn’t ‘work’ to get my children!" [Click here to see all Mark Malatesta reviews]

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Photo of Mark Malatesta - Former Literary Agent 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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