Memoir vs. Self-Help: Choosing the Right Genre for Your Book

by | Mar 28, 2024 | Podcast for Authors

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Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on a common dilemma many memoir authors face: determining whether their book can be classified as self-help. 

While storytelling and imparting wisdom often go hand in hand, understanding the nuances between these genres is essential for maximizing the impact and success of your book.

Too often, authors find themselves straddling the line between memoir and self-help, leading to confusion for both themselves and their readers. We dissect the key differences between these genres, offering insider insights into what sets them apart and how to leverage those distinctions to your advantage.

From potential pitfalls in mislabeling your book to the financial and time costs associated with genre confusion, we explore the real-world implications of getting it right.

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