PubCrawl Podcast: Introduction to Genre

This week Kelly and JJ begin their series on GENRE. This episode will serve as a general overview of “genre” as the publishing industry defines it.

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Show Notes

  • There is a difference between “genre” and “category.” YA and children’s fiction are categories because it contains all genres.
  • The place where your book is shelved is dictated by the publisher, and is determined by something called a BISAC code.
  • Our episode about voice and JJ’s post about the difference between literary and commercial fiction.
  • Juvenile is everything that is not “adult”: picture books, early reader, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult. The biggest divide in the publishing industry is actually between children’s publishing and adult publishing. Very few imprints/houses do BOTH children’s and adult books.

What We’re Reading/Books Discussed

What We’re Working On

  • JJ is focusing on artwork and drawing as she waits for first pass pages and ARCs for Wintersong.
  • Kelly is looking for more editorial work!

Off Menu Recommendations

  • Murder She Wrote
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained
  • Season 2 of Daredevil
  • Season 2 of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

That’s all for this week! Next week we will get more in depth with genre, starting with SCIENCE-FICTION AND FANTASY. 

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