Paranormal Trends (June 13, 2021)

Week in Summary

This week there were 44 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 664, decreased between 20 and 25% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 364 and 898.

  • There were 22 standalone books, and 78 books which were in 49 unique series.
  • There were 78 books in KU, and 22 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 Fae/Elves(-7), Reverse Harem(5), Comedy(-5) and Witch(-5).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were paranormal(9), wolf(7), shadow(5) and shifter(5). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this week were life(30), more(27), new(27) and other(24). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 18 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 48 were written in third-person
  • 51 were written in first-person
  • 1 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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