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.
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
The Yiddish Policeman's Union and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The works of Lisa See
Forever by Judy Blume
Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Prep by Curtis Sittenfield
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers (JJ reviewed it here!)
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.