Understanding how to accurately define your book can determine whether you get published or not. And categories help you clearly describe your book to potential agents, publishers, and readers. They also help keep you on track while you write your proposal and the book itself.
But what categories do you choose from when deciding how to define your book? This was one of the questions I had early in my writing career. I started out working on two different proposals. One for nonfiction and another for a novel. But when it came time to figure out how to categorize them, I was confused. Search as I might, it was difficult to find a comprehensive list.
I could have used the information provided by The WordServe Literary Group on their recent WaterCooler blog post. Take it straight from their president’s mouth, so you don’t have to waste the time I did. Learn what categories are, how they are used, and define your proposal or book so it clearly stands out. When it comes to publishing success — you may be glad you did.
Anita Agers Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Expert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, and National Speaker. She’s the author of First Hired, Last Fired — Ancient Secrets to Make You Irreplaceable on the Job, now available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christianbook.com.
Anita’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research. She believes it’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith. Anita lives in Missouri with her husband of over thirty years, Ricky.