Originally Posted by The GreatGonzo
Plus, we could have a little corner somewhere to argue about where stuff should go! Jules Verne - Fiction or Science Fiction? The Bible - Fiction or Non-Fiction? E. A. Poe - Horror or Fiction? Oh, the possibilities are endless, really ... As a bookseller, I normally get paid to have this kind of argument, but I wouldn't mind having it in my spare time...
Well the first thing would be to define a list of terms for genre. For example the Bible point is mute if you have a genre called religion.
I tend to prefer more break downs of genre. Everything is either fiction or non-fiction so if there is a choice of horror or fiction then horror gets the nod as it is more specific. You only use the most generic terms when you don't have a choice. In some cases a book defies categorization and needs to be in more than one category I suppose.
I am surprised that most of the eBook readers don't already do category. I use this feature a lot in my eBookwise 1150.