Science Fiction & Fantasy Monthly Trends (April 13, 2021)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Month in Summary

This month there were 233 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 4684, decreased between 25 and 30% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 1444 and 13191.

  • There were 182 standalone books, and 218 books which were in 160 unique series.
  • There were 177 books in KU, and 223 wide.
  • There were 85 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 315 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Shifter(-11), Fantasy(8), Domination(8) and Aristocracy(-8).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were light(18), dragon(17), war(16) and magic(13). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were world(153), new(151), life(122) and time(103). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 13 sentences across 4 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 321 were written in third-person
  • 74 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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