Concept behind "A Model Railway Man," a short story by Alain Gomez
The most difficult part in the creation process of this story was classifying it after I was done. Has anyone else had this problem? I went to upload it on PubIt and Amazon and they want you to add neat little labels to it. I'm like, I have no idea what I what this story falls under. Science fiction maybe? What is science fiction? Anything with unusual going-ons? General fiction is too broad. I want to attract readers that like weird endings.
Amazon and PubIt should have a sample link you could click on. Your work would qualify as a space opera if it includes elements X,Y and Z. Or suggestions on how to classify works in a manner that would appeal to your target audience.
Perhaps I am thinking about this way too much. That was always where I got into trouble on multiple choice tests. All the answers could be right! But I think this is actually a legitimate concern for authors. Plus, it would be to Amazon and B&N's advantage to help indie authors target the best audience.