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Action/Adventure
Addiction & Recovery
Adult Coloring Books 
African American Fiction
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Aging
Alternative Medicine
Animals-Pets 
Anthology
Arts & Entertainment

Audiobook
Autobiography
Beauty 
Biography-General
Biography-Historical
Book Cover Design-Childrens Picture Books
Book Cover Design-Fiction
Book Cover Design-Nonfiction
Book Interior Design Fiction
Book Interior Design Nonfiction
Business-General 
Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business 
Business-Motivational 
Cancer 
Career
Caregiving
Chapter Books 
Chick-Lit 

Childrens-Educational

Childrens-Fiction 

Childrens-Humor
Childrens-Inspirational

Childrens-Motivational 
Childrens-Nonfiction

Childrens-Religion 

Christian

Christian-Nonfiction
Coffee Table Book
Comedy
Comics and Graphic Novels

Computer  
Contemporary Novel 
Cookbooks-General 
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Crafts-Hobbies
Crime Fiction 
Crime-True

Cross Genre 
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Death & Dying
Diet & Nutrition 
Divorce 
Education 
Entertainment 
Environment

Epic Fantasy
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Fantasy

Fashion

Finance
Fine Arts 
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Friendship 
General Fiction 
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Grief 
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Historical Fiction
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Holiday 
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Horror 

How-to
Humor  
Inspiration

Islamic

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Juvenile Fiction 
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LGBTQ Fiction 
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Leadership 
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Marriage 
Medical 
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Memoir 
Men’s Health 

Military Fiction 
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Mind, Body, Spirit 
Miscellaneous 
Motivational
Movies and Television  
Multicultural-Fiction 
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Music 
Mystery 
Nature
New Adult Fiction
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New Fiction (First time published)
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Non-Fiction

Nonprofit 

Paranormal Romance

Paranormal Thriller
Parenting & Family 
Performing Arts - Film, Theater, Dance & Music
Personal Growth 
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Picture Books - Preschool
Picture Books - Ages 4-8
Picture Books - All Ages 
Poetry 
Political 
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Pregnancy & Childbirth 
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Psychiatry/Psychology 
Public Relations 
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Regional

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Romance 
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Romantic Suspense
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Self Help: General 
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Sexuality 
Short Stories 
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Social Media 
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Technology

Teen
Thriller 
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Travelogue
True Crime 

Urban Fantasy 
Visionary Fiction 
Well-Being 
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Women’s Issues 
Women’s Health 

World Literature
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Young Adult Fiction 
Young Adult Nonfiction