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Why Genre Is So Important For Selling Books

January 26, 2023 by Sarra Cannon

Self-Publishing Tips | Writing Tips

It’s my birthday week!!! Birthdays are such a great opportunity to reflect and be grateful, and I hope you realize just how grateful I am for you!

By the time you see this, I’ll be partying at Disney World, but instead of leaving you without a video this week, I decided to share one of the newly-recorded videos from my Publish & Thrive course on the importance of knowing your genre for selling books. Watch now!

The Importance of Genre

As I reflect on what I’m grateful for in my life, the opportunity to self-publish my work is always near the top. My decision to indie publish has transformed my life, and I would love nothing more than to help you see that same transformation in your own life.

Join Publish & Thrive

My self-publishing course, Publish & Thrive, is open for enrollment now and will close on February 4th at noon EST. If becoming an indie author is on the forefront of your mind, I would love for you to join us. I’m completely re-recording the course for this round and I’m so pleased with how it’s coming along! I hope you love it too!

Sarra Cannon



    Hello 🙂 Where exactly can I find the list of 144 genres & sub-genres? Thank you!

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Sarra Cannon

Hi, I'm Sarra!

I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.


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