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Thread: Do you know the differences between the marketing categories of fiction?

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    MacAllister's Official Minion & Greeter AW Moderator Ari Meermans's Avatar
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    Do you know the differences between the marketing categories of fiction?

    I see so much confusion over marketing categories vs genre and it positively permeates the internet, with even Literary Fiction being called a genre. Here's a neat infographic by literary agent Carly Watters which should help. It's not perfect as Ms. Watters admits, but it's a useful aid toward understanding the differences between the marketing categories of Commercial (Mainstream) Fiction, Literary Fiction, and Upmarket Fiction.
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    reaching for the sun Bushrat's Avatar
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    Thanks for the link, it does help to clarify things! I was surprised to see "The Girl on the Train" listed as Upmarket Fiction, though. I found it very genre; but then again the lines are always blurred by personal taste and perspective.


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