Paranormal Monthly Trends (March 09, 2022)



Paranormal Month in Summary

This month there were 204 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 4214, increased between 25 and 30% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 1548 and 23228.

  • There were 99 standalone books, and 301 books which were in 204 unique series.
  • There were 240 books in KU, and 160 wide.
  • There were 31 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 369 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Fated Mates(17), Military(-17), Alpha Male(12) and Domination(12).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were paranormal(42), shifter(36), wolf(32) and dark(22). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Frequent words in blurbs this month were life(138), new(108), mate(105) and world(103). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 17 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 218 were written in third-person
  • 174 were written in first-person
  • 3 of the first-person blurbs had more than one point of view

Setting vs Character in Blurbs

In this plot, each dot is a blurb. The percentages show how much of each blurb is about characters, and how much is about setting and events. Neither is better than the other, but this plot shows us whether blurbs in the Top 100 are mostly about one or the other, or a mixture.