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Could You Write a Holiday-themed Novel?

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger on Dec 12, 2012 6:07:17 AM

The holiday season is upon us, and we are faced with an onslaught of holiday-themed movies, TV shows, and music. Oh, how we'll rejoice...and quickly grow tired of it. The one thing you don't see a lot of is an avalanche of holiday-themed novels that come out this time of year. There are the occasional titles that pop up, but there's never been a consistent flow of novels dedicated to this season of multiple holidays.


It is a trend bound to change with the barriers to and expense of publishing being so low that there are no longer obstacles to releasing books in a fast and effective manner. What once took months to turn around now only takes days. My prediction is that eventually everyone from indie authors to big publishing houses will offer up mysteries, thrillers, horror, fantasy, etc. books geared to this time of year.


So the question is, should you try to capitalize on holiday-themed novels? If you are so inclined, then sure! It certainly can't hurt. In fact, it might even be a fun exercise to create a thematic novel that can supplement your other books. It could also be a great way to reach a new audience. The great thing about these themed books is that they have built-in marketing timelines; you can market them year after year during the holiday season.


I'd like to issue one word of warning. From a storyteller's perspective, you would be tackling a subject that is extremely familiar to most of the population. In a lot of ways, writing a book about the holidays is like a singer covering a hit song. You have to work a little bit harder to make it your own. So, if you're going to write a holiday-themed book, put your own little twist on it that will set it apart.


-Richard

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Apr 28, 2016 12:45 AM marygraves    says:

There are really a lot of different novels that are dedicated to holiday. One of them is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_(novel) , which is called like that "Holiday". Also I would say that there are different other options, especially fantasy novels "Room at the Inn" or "After midnight".

Jul 14, 2018 2:29 AM techsquare    says:

I dont think that it is a big challenge for any writer to write a Holiday theme based novel. May be I am wrong, but I think so.

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