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The term “iconic” is often used to describe bestselling books, but in many cases, it means anything but … with bestselling books.

One reason why “iconic” is often misused in relation to bestselling books is that it has become a buzzword used to generate excitement and hype. In the world of publishing, there is intense competition for readers’ attention, and publishers and marketers often use words like “iconic” to make a book sound more impressive and appealing. As a result, the term is often used to describe books that are not truly iconic in any meaningful way.

Personal taste

Another reason why the term “iconic” is often misused with bestselling books is that it is subjective and open to interpretation. What one person considers to be iconic may not be the same as what another person considers to be iconic. As a result, the term is often used to describe books that may be popular or well-known, but that are not truly iconic in the sense of being groundbreaking or influential.

It’s often used to describe books that are not truly iconic in any objective sense. For example, a book may be labelled as “iconic” simply because it has sold a large number of copies or because it has been adapted into a popular movie. However, these factors do not necessarily make a book truly iconic, and the term is often used in a misleading or inaccurate way.

Summing it up, the term “iconic” is often misused in relation to bestselling books. It is often used as a buzzword to generate hype and excitement, and is often applied to books that are not truly iconic in any objective sense. While it is certainly possible for a bestselling book to be truly iconic, the term is often used in a way that does not accurately reflect the true nature of the book.

By Mo Fanning

Mo Fanning is a British author of dark romantic comedies including the Book of the Year nominated bestseller 'The Armchair Bride', 'Rebuilding Alexandra Small' and 2022's hit holiday romcom 'Ghosted'.

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