Paranormal Trends (February 21, 2021)

Week in Summary

This week there were 17 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 564, decreased between 10 and 15% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 350 and 765.

  • There were 9 standalone books, and 91 books which were in 59 unique series.
  • There were 86 books in KU, and 14 wide.
  • There were 11 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 89 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Alpha Male(4), Fantasy(-3), Crime(-3) and Dragon(-3).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were wolf(11), paranormal(10), vampire(7) and shifter(6). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this week were life(34), new(29), more(26) and way(25). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 15 sentences across 7 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 35 were written in third-person
  • 64 were written in first-person
  • 2 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.

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