Different Book Types & Genre

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Spoken English lesson - Different Book Types & Genre ( Learn English online)
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Two main categories of books:
One is fiction and the other one is non - fiction. Fiction books are stories that are made up by he author, stories that are not real whereas the non-fiction books contain factual information such as biographies and history books.

The types of books that are available in the market are:
Paperback books - Physical books with a thick paperboard cover. basically real books.
E-book - An electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device.

The other way to locate a book online or at the store is by providing the ISBN number which is an International Standard Book Number. It is a 13 digit code that is given by book numbering agencies to control and facilitate the activities within the publishing industry.

Below are the different Sub-types of Books:
Autobiography - an account of a person's life written by that person
Book series - Books that are sequenced with the same characteristics.
Encyclopedia -a book or set of books giving information on many subjects or on many aspects of one subject and typically arranged alphabetically.
Thriller/ Mystery - These stories are based on imagination . Stories about crime, murders, suspense.
Romance - Love stories
Satire -Satire is a technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or a society by using humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule.
Cook books - Books with various recipes that you can try out in your kitchen.
Children books - Fairy-tales, picture books that interests children.
Dictionary - a book or electronic resource that lists the words with the meanings.
Anthology -An anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. It may be a collection of poems, short stories, plays, songs, or excerpts.
History - Books with the traces of the past events. Very informative and gives us the sense of what happened in the past.