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It is fine to write the first draft of a book in one genre, and later revise the book to fit in another genre. Many successful books have been written this way. For example, "The Amazon's Right Breast" is an essay by Tom Kratman about how he drafted a non-fiction book about women serving in the military. It was the first book he wrote. "In the end, ...


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A google search for 'fiction genre sales' includes these results on the first page: http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/which-5-book-genres-make-the-most-money/?view=all http://www.thegeekgirlproject.com/2012/06/06/the-basic-facts/ http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/19321b10-2a20-11de-9d01-00144feabdc0.html which answer your question for the USA, and go some way ...


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In my experience, as a general rule-of-thumb, if you look at the number of reviews a book has on Amazon and multiply by 100, you'll be in the ballpark of their sales on Amazon. Some books might be double or quadruple this, and others might be half or less, but it gives you a general idea of whether you're talking about a book that sold 1,000 copies, 10,000 ...



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