ITW Presents: The Role of Genre in the Publishing Industry

You write crime fiction, of course, but there’s one key decision every author has to make. What specific genre are you writing?

From police procedural to paranormal to cozy, there are many subgenres under that crime fiction umbrella, and your path to success can depend on understanding the rules and conventions for exactly what kind of book you are writing.

Understanding your genre is pivotal for landing an agent, a book deal, marketing, promotion, publicity, event planning, convention panels, library and bookstore placement, and even reviews. And crucial for meeting your readers’ expectations.

Sound overwhelming? Let us help. ITW Presents invited four bestselling authors (Heather Graham, Rhys Bowen, Jennifer J. Chow and Stephen Mack Jones) and a superstar agent (Nikki Terpilowski) to discuss genre: not only what they write and why and how their genre choice affected their careers, but also advice on how to frame your manuscript for agents and making your novel the best it can be.

We will discuss all this and more on March 3 at 11am PT/12pm MT/1pm CT/2pm MT

Moderated by Elena Hartwell Taylor

When: Mar 3, 2024 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: ITW Presents: The Role of Genre in the Publishing Industry

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