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Author Tip #06

SELL BOOKS.

               ** IT’S ABOUT YOUR OWN CREATIVITY: 

Publishing Niche Markets are more manageable – get your mind and pocket around it.

NICHE ENABLES YOU TO TARGET YOUR SALES MESSAGE AND GIVE GREATER PRICISION.   (IN SOME INSTANCES THERE IS A POOL OF ADVERTISERS

-Challenges and opportunities.

GENRE:  (DEFINE TERMS OF FICTION & NON-FICTION)

-General Category:  Fiction     Non-fiction 

-Literature: Genres as the novel, short story, epic poem, lyric poem fall in boundaries of literature.

-Fiction: Narrative usually in the form of a novel or short story – tells an imaginative story – “untrue” and can’t be verified. More logic then fact.

-Non-fiction: presents historical or biographical fact.

-Novel: Fictional narrative of considerable length. Range/style and type. TV/film in competition with novels but remains viable but threatened.

  Fiction  (HARDER SELL) within fiction is genre: 

-Romance:  contemporary, historical, harlequin with guidelines, bodice rippers, etc.  Very loosely a narrative characterized by exotic adventure rather than a realistic depiction of character and scene usually associated with the novel.

-Mystery, thriller/suspense, detective, hard-boiled cop,  etc. An expectant uncertainty  concerning the outcome of plot.  EXAMPLE:  Detective story may resort to sudden disappearance of key characters OR: Introduction of clues that implicate innocent peop[le keeping final solution just out of sight.

-Mainstream – Appeals to a wide audience.  Is a commercial novel that can easily embody literary concepts or not. 

Literary:  More emotional/psychological – usually character driven as opposed to plot driven. Ulysses by James Joyce. Marquez  In The Time of Cholera

– Children’s books/teen markets

– Memoir  (written like fiction)  (I think it’s somewhere between fiction and non-fiction

 -Non-Fiction:  (non-fiction vs. creative non-fiction)

-Cookbooks

-Travel Guidebooks

-How to books (very popular – even to how to make a better cake – hence, Martha

-Business books 

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