eBook Categories – 150 Categories for Your eBook

Author Tips for self-publishing

eBook Categories

I have listed 150 eBook categories for you to choose from. You must select the best, most appropriate and most relevant eBook category or genre for your eBook in order to reach your ideal reader.

If you select the wrong category, then it could result in you missing the mark in connecting with your target audience of readers.

Selecting the wrong category just because of its market size, will also likely lead to failure. Often, you will achieve your goals if you are able to identify the ‘best’ category and sub-category for your eBook regardless of size.

Examples:
1. If you wrote an eBook on Baseball, then you will want to make sure your eBook is highly visible in the sub-category (of sport) of baseball rather than focusing on the massive market associated with the ‘sports’ category.

2. If you write an eBook about a serial killer, then focus on the sub-category of ‘serial killers’ within ‘Crime Fiction’ as fans that enjoy serial killer eBooks will go directly to the search results and category for ‘serial killers.’

3. If you write a ‘How To’ eBook then you may find your eBook being placed in the ‘How To’ category. The problem here is that there are ‘How To’ eBooks for just about every topic. Be more specific and find the category that best represents your eBook’s topic.

If you write an eBook on ‘How to Win at Tennis‘ then you will want to get it in the tennis category. If you write an eBook on ‘How to Make a Living from an Online Business’ then you may want to target the ‘Entrepreneur’ category instead of the general ‘Business’ category.

When you find the ‘major category’ below for your eBook, your next task is to find the best sub-category to ensure you reach your target audience of readers who would want to buy your eBook.

I also recommend you search through Amazon and other online retailers to find additional categories.

150 eBook Categories to Choose From

1.    Accounting
2.    Adventure
3.    Advertising
4.    African American Interests
5.    Alternative
6.    Americana
7.    Animals / Pets
8.    Anthropology
9.    Archaeology
10.    Architecture
11.    Art
12.    Asian Studies
13.    Astrology
14.    Astronomy
15.    Audio Books
16.    Autobiography
17.    Automotive
18.    Aviation, Aeronautics
19.    Behavioural Sciences
20.    Biblical Studies
21.    Biography
22.    Biological Sciences
23.    Body, Mind, Spirit
24.    Business
25.    Cancer
26.    Career Development
27.    Chemistry (Chemical Engineering)
28.    Child Care & Development
29.    Children’s
30.    Christian
31.    Collection & Credit
32.    Comics
33.    Communications
34.    Computer Science
35.    Computers and Software
36.    Construction
37.    Cookbooks
38.    Crafts and Hobbies
39.    Criminology
40.    Current Affairs
41.    Dance
42.    Developing Countries
43.    Disabilities
44.    Drama / Theatre
45.    eBooks / Digital Media
46.    Earth Sciences
47.    Economics
48.    Education
49.    Employment Resources
50.    Energy
51.    Energy Alternatives
52.    Engineering
53.    Environment Studies
54.    Estate Planning
55.    Ethnicity
56.    Family Care/Parenting
57.    Fantasy
58.    Farm Equipment & Tractors
59.    Fiction
60.    Film, Video
61.    Finance
62.    Financial Investments
63.    Folklore
64.    Foreign Countries
65.    Foreign Language Books
66.    Fund Raising
67.    Future Events
68.    Games,
69.    Gardening / Landscaping
70.    Gay and Lesbian
71.    Genealogy
72.    Geography
73.    Geology
74.    Government
75.    Health
76.    Hispanic
77.    History
78.    Horror
79.    Houses / Property
80.    How-To
81.    Human Relations
82.    Human Interest
83.    Humour
84.    Inspiration
85.    Interior Design
86.    Journals / Periodicals
87.    Journalism
88.    Kids & Money Management
89.    Language Arts
90.    Lap Swimming
91.    Law
92.    Library
93.    Literature
94.    Magic
95.    Management
96.    Maritime
97.    Marketing
98.    Mathematics
99.    Medicine
100.    Medicine – Alternative
101.    Men’s Interests
102.    Metaphysical
103.    Military
104.    Music
105.    Mysteries
106.    Mythology
107.    Nature
108.    New Age
109.    Non-fiction (General)
110.    Nostalgia
111.    Nursing
112.    Nutrition / Fitness
113.    Occult
114.    Other (Miscellaneous)
115.    Outdoor Recreation
116.    Parapsychology
117.    Performing Arts
118.    Pets, Animal Rights
119.    Philosophy
120.    Photography
121.    Physics
122.    Planned Giving
123.    Poetry
124.    Politics
125.    Pregnancy
126.    Prophecy
127.    Psychiatry
128.    Psychology
129.    Psychotherapy
130.    Public Administration
131.    Publishing
132.    Radio/Television
133.    Railroad
134.    Real Estate
135.    Reference
136.    Relationships
137.    Religion
138.    Romance
139.    Science
140.    Science Fiction
141.    Securities
142.    Self-Help / Self-Improvement
143.    Self-Publishing
144.    Senior Citizens
145.    Social Sciences / Sociology
146.    Spiritual
147.    Sports (tennis, goal, football, soccer, athletics…..)
148.    Statistics
149.    Suspense
150.    Swimming
151.    Technology
152.    Theology
153.    Terrorism
154.    Thrillers
155.    Transportation
156.    Travel / Dining
157.    True Crime
158.    Veterinary Science
159.    Wine and Spirits
160.    Women’s Interests
161.    World Wars
162.    Young Adults