Categories

The categories used by StreetLib are those defined by the international standard BISAC (Book Industry Standards and Communications. You can find out more information about the categories here).

Categories are organized into two levels. Here are some examples:

●  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays

●  SCIENCE / Palaeontology

●  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalisation

These categories are an international classification, but the naming may differ depending on the store. Therefore, the category on a store may be different to the one that you chose on StreetLib, but don't worry, the group of books will still be the same. This is a bit like emojis: every system has a frowning emoji, but it won't look the same on iOS chat, Facebook Messenger, Android text, Whatsapp, etc. A store can actually decide to group multiple categories together

Choosing the appropriate category is critical for the proper classification of your book in online bookstores, so our advice is simply to choose carefully.

You can assign more than one category to a book, but we advise not to overdo it. Select only those truly relevant to your own book. It may be helpful to look for books similar to yours and see what categories they were assigned.

During the StreetLib book publishing process, you'll see a field to pick your categories. A drop-down menu will appear as soon as you enter at least 3 letters:

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