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“Is There Such A Thing As Genre?
“Silly question, right? The Amazon Kindle store lists eighteen separate genres and a total of forty-three sub-genres, and I’m not counting the ones based on age of readership or country of origin.
“Granted, there’s a certain degree of overlap. Under Historical Fiction, there is a category for Romance and under Romance, there’s a category for Historical, for example. Which only makes sense, since Amazon is looking to sell books and they want to make sure that there are plenty of ways for a reader to find a particular type of book.
“But, honestly, what does a genre actually tell you about the book?
“Well, it might tell you the setting, like Western…
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