Thanks Alexandra! Yes, I've had some categorize it there, too. No UFOs though.Alexandra Sokoloff said:Leonard, I read your story description and I might be wrong but it sounds to me that your book fits into the category of what publishers are calling "dystopian fiction" - which includes huge hits like The Passage (vampire or zombie apocalypse kind of thing) - more than sci fi, really. It is NOT what I would classify as mystery, suspense, UFO (that tends to be more real life UFO experiences) - and it is MOST DEFINITELY NOT what the book world calls paranormal.
It may be horror, too, but it's not as overtly so as I would call it dystopian.
Hope that helps - as a cross genre-ist (mystery/thriller/horror) I definitely feel your pain. I can tell you, though, when you start getting reader mail, you'll have a better grasp on what your readers think your books are and what THEY like about them, and that will help you tweak your marketing efforts.
Make a blog. Work on selling your name as well as your books.LeonardDHilleyII said:My novels tend to span across multi-genres (sci-fi, UF, Paranormal, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, etc.). That was never my intended goal, but that was the end result. For those of you who also fall into this category, how do you market your books?
I don't know that I'd try to place it as YA. Rock and Roll is what is generally used for the music of the 50s and 60s. Most music that interests kids today is called Pop, R&B, or Hard Rock. It may appeal to YA though, but a lot depends on the music genre they prefer.Bruce Pollock said:I have a slightly different problem with my upcoming ebook reissue of my long out of print novel It's Only Rock and Roll. When it first came out it was listed as YA, even though the character goes from 18-24 through the course of the book. Now I've rewritten it and added an epilog taking the character up to the age of 50. On the other hand, rock and roll is a subject that appeals to the YA audience and the style is still kind of YA. So what do I do?