Friday, October 27, 2006

"Commercial" Fiction

This may sound like a nitwit question, but I've read so many different answers. Can you define for us - once and for all - what 'commercial fiction' is?

It refers to fiction that does not fall neatly into a genre. It is often just put into Fiction/Literature sections of bookstores. The term "commercial fiction" is mainly an insider term, as is "contemporary fiction," which means the same thing.

2 comments:

Amie Stuart said...

I always thought of commercial fiction the same as entertainment fiction--or not literary fiction though I guess to some people literary fiction IS entertainment fiction *g*

Kimber An said...

I'm still somewhat confused because of the different definitions, but I suppose it doesn't really matter. So far, my stories fit into science fiction and young adult.