Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:7.98in x 5.22 x 0.75 in | 0.56 lb
Page Count:352 pages
BESTSELLING BRAND: Maggie Knox is the pseudonym for bestselling writing duo Karma Brown and Marissa Stapley. Their debut The Holiday Swap has spent 8 weeks on the Globe and Mail bestseller list and was Indigo’s SPOTM fiction pick in November 2021. It was featured in Sweet Reads’ adult Christmas box. Maggie Knox is setting up to be a book-a-year holiday sensation.
BESTSELLING TREND: Rom com readers can’t get enough of the enemies-to-lovers dynamic, as evidenced by bestsellers such as Emily Henry’s Beach Read, Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game, and many others.
PITCH-PERFECT HOLIDAY READ:The Maggie Knox writing duo know how to expertly combine a cozy holiday setting (the novel is partially set in Banff!), charming relationships, and a swoon-worthy romance to give readers the ultimate read to cuddle up with during the holiday season. All I Want for Christmas is sure to melt hearts.
A WINNING FORMAT FOR THE SPACE: Trade paperback is the ideal format for both the holiday and rom-com markets. Our packaging is designed to appeal to consumers looking for a cozy seasonal read or for a fun stocking stuffer for friends and family, just like The Holiday Swap.
CO-PUBLISHING WITH PUTNAM: We will publish All I Want for Christmas as a joint venture with Putnam, allowing for great opportunities for promotion, marketing, and building buzz. Hodder & Stoughton in the UK will publish the British edition simultaneously with ours.
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Globe and Mail bestseller
Toronto Star bestseller
Praise for All I Want for Christmas
BuzzFeed’s “16 Delightful Holiday Romances That Will Make You Feel Merry And Bright”
CBC’s “65 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in fall 2022”
Country Living’s “22 Best Christmas Romance Books this Holiday Season”
POPSUGAR’s “Make the Season Merry With 2022’s Best New Holiday Romance Books”
“Unbelievably fun. All I Want for Christmas left me singing, and swooning, with holiday feels.”
—Jean Meltzer, author of The Matzah Ball
Praise for The Holiday Swap
“An utterly adorable, pitch-perfect romance with just the right amount of Christmas cheer. The Holiday Swap is a pure delight, I couldn’t stop from smiling.”
—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six
“Holiday romance fun, times two!…This adorable romance is the perfect countdown to Christmas. Full of sisterly love, big city and small-town hijinks, two love stories, and descriptions so delicious you’ll practically smell the gingerbread. The Holiday Swap is the perfect addition to your holiday romance shelf.”
—Christina Lauren, author of The Unhoneymooners and In a Holidaze
“I love this book! It is deliciously fun and wildly romantic, and the dual settings of a baking show set in LA and a family-run bakery in a small snowy town feels like Great British Bakeoff meets Gilmore Girls.… I wanted to befriend the twins, throttle the villains, fall in love with the heroes—and bake up some sourdough.”
—Jennifer Robson, international bestselling author of The Gown
“This is just what I was looking for: a light but sophisticated romance, a much-needed escape. When a baking reality show co-host competing for a promotion and her also-culinary-minded twin swap places, hilarious (and more serious) events transpire.”
—Deborah Leiderman, The New York Times
“It’s double the treats and double the trouble as twins swap holidays and dramas in this delightful yuletide romance from Knox…There’s both tenderness and comedy as the sisters rediscover their priorities and sibling bond while hilariously struggling to draw the line between their roles and reality. This light romantic romp is delicious fun, perfect for rom-com fans in need of some Christmas cheer.”
“[T]his is smart women’s fiction with an unabashedly festive theme. A book to curl up with during the holidays.”
“This debut from Maggie Knox about twins who swap places for 12 days at Christmas is twice the fun, double the trouble and all the feels. Warm cozy bakeries, cold snowy nights, holiday traditions and two-TWO!-romances to steal my heart—what’s not to love? The smart, quick-paced writing, witty dialogue and swoon-worthy date scenes had me up all night, turning the pages to see what would happen next. I absolutely adored this book—and I can’t wait for more rom-coms from Maggie Knox!”
—Chantel Guertin, bestselling author of Instamom
“The cheery romcom has a premise worthy of a Netflix movie.”
“Every bit as warm and cozy as a Hallmark Christmas movie."