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message 1: by Vicky (last edited May 31, 2013 02:55PM) (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2459 comments You can't assign a genre to a book.

Genres on GR are crowd sourced based on shelves users put your books on.

In the right hand column of your book's page under the advertisement is a section titled "Popular Shelves." If you click on it you can see what shelves it appears on, so far your book has been shelved on "to-read", "beta-read" and "beta-read-for-author" - none of which are genre tags.

If you go to go a book like The Lord of the Rings, the "Popular Shelves" section is now called "Genres" but you can still click on it to see what shelves it has been added to. You'll notice that "Fantasy," "Epic Fantasy," and "Adventure" are popular shelves for the book, so these shelves have been translated into genres.

Once people start shelving your book on genre related shelves, you will start to see genres listed.

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) It also looks like the series that book is in needs books added.

message 3: by Random (new)

Random (rand0m1s) | 56 comments You can also jump start the process by adding the book to your own shelves in the types of genres you would like to add.

So, create custom shelves of the genre or genres you would like the book to show up in and then add that book to those shelves.

message 4: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Debbie wrote: "It also looks like the series that book is in needs books added."

Even the first part is not yet published and I can't find any info on the other books. This is the only content on hef webpage: The “Toys and Soldiers” series is 7 books so far. Book 4 will be the first one released.
I don't get it.

message 5: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Ashlyn wrote: "doh!! good idea Random and thank you Debbie. You are like a superhero "a book is in need" and you swooped right down! LOL

Thanks again. You Librarians are on the ball!"

Just a note: Please don't put it in genres that the book is not in order to popularize it. It is really annoying and put's readers off.

Also can you give more information on the series, please.

Thank you

message 6: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) Anywhere, you can post even here. So far there are two books only, N1 and N4. It would be good to add the missing books update covers, add blurbs. If you want update the info on your homepage or here and let us now (in this topic) and we will update the information.

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