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I'm getting ready to upload a book of short stories, but they are a real miscellany and I'm not sure whether to add all the categories or just leave it at Fiction - short stories.

I have humour, historical, murder, ghost, twist in the tale, sentimental, adventure, and even a bit naughty. There are also two bonus read-aloud stories for children.

If a reader is searching for short stories about ghosts they might be fed-up if there is only one ghost story  :'(. But if they read the TOC they will quickly see the theme of each story  :).
But the more categories I have, the more chance of a sale  :-\

Should I add the seven I'm allowed?
 

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Jan - my first book is a collection of short stories that are fairly eclectic. I added tags on Amazon such as dark fantasy, general fiction, paranormal, sci-fi, horror...

Of course, not every story fits into all those categories (what a weird story that would be, though there's a thought...), but they each fit into at least one of them.
 

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CoraBuhlert said:
Where on Earth do you get seven categories? KDP only allows two, Kobo and ARe three.

Though if the stories are of various genres, I'd use fiction - short stories and maybe add the other genres as keywords.
My mistake, I meant the two categories and the seven keywords. Perhaps fiction - short stories, and fiction - general :-\
 
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