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Book Trends for Writers for 2022

Book Trends: What you see in the market is NOT what is hot anymore…

Hey everyone, hope this finds you all doing well. I decided to try to find some information on writing trends for the blog post today, and instead, I found book trends. Yep. And what you may not know about this may surprise you.

Did you know that what you are seeing on the book shelves today is not what is considered a trending book? Nope. That’s because these books on the shelf now as NEW releases were bought by the publishers as far back as two years ago!

Poor readers never get in on the new stuff because the old stuff is just now coming out!

Okay, so what would be considered a hot trend in books in 2022? I know the writers who follow this blog want to know! And I hope you are all on the NEWSLETTER loop so you can keep up with this stuff. There is a link at the top of the page … just saying.

And also, you can find all of my books listed here: https://www.kimsmithauthor.com/books

  1. Romances
  2. Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
  3. Fantasy and Sci-fi

But wait, Kim…isn’t that the usual suspects? Well, yes, yes it is. Here is where things get a little dicey. It’s SUBGENRES that are changing the face of the market. Readers want MORE of the in-between books.

SUBGENRES to watch

  1. Fantasy Romance (Sarah J Maas has been doing this for some time now) A Court of Thorns and Roses
  2. Supernatural thrillers (think Dean Koontz and Quicksilver)
  3. Literary fiction (think of all the books you see these days with plain jane covers…likely this sort of book) Here is a link to one that is a bestseller and recommended on GoodReads. https://amzn.to/3r5KkPq

Yup. These are the books that are selling out and bringing new readers in. This is EXCELLENT news for us Indie Authors. We can whip one of these out and ride this trend RIGHT NOW this year.

You’re welcome 🙂

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