Getting Lost in the Genre

Most fiction books fall under a single main genre…right?

Are genres created so that readers can find their favorite niches, or so that publishers can target their favorite customers?

These are just some of the questions which the Pop Chart Lab hope to address with this SUPER cool literary genre map. It’s a fun way to test your own knowledge as you travel down the virtual streets of genre-topia. (Sounds weird). Of course, these genres aren’t set in stone, but this infografic does help to explore how genres relate to each other and which genres we love the most.

“We went in with the idea that we were looking not at commercial distinctions, but instead peering deep into the text of the book, at almost the cellular level,” said Rachel Mansfield of Pop Chart.lit-genres-infographic-full


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