What Is a Nonfiction Book?

What Is a Nonfiction Book?Nonfiction books are one of the two divisions of prose writing (fiction being the second).The genre of non fiction books provides accurate factual or truthful information that is based on empirical or historical data according the author. Non-fiction books cover many topic areas which are written to inform, educate or share ideas and suggestions to readers.

Some of the more popular nonfiction categories include:

  • Travel
  • Textbooks
  • History
  • Journals
  • Memoirs
  • Diaries
  • Biographies
  • Documentaries
  • Essays
  • Photo journals
  • Technical manuals
  • Business skills
  • How To

Authors who focus on nonfiction writing are typically subject matter experts in their chosen topic and have extensive amounts of experience and expertise in their areas. Their backgrounds lend credibility to what they write and attract their readers.

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About Robert W. Lucas

Bob Lucas has been a trainer, presenter and adult educator for over four decades. He who has written hundreds of articles on training, writing, self-publishing and workplace learning skills and issues. He is also an award-winning author who has written thirty-seven books on topics such as, writing, relationships, customer service, brain based learning and creative training strategies, interpersonal communication, diversity, and supervisory skills. Additionally, he has contributed articles, chapters and activities to eighteen compilation books. Bob retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1991 after twenty-two years of active and reserve service.
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