Science Fiction & Fantasy Monthly Trends (February 04, 2021)

Science Fiction & Fantasy Month in Summary

This month there were 170 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 4736, decreased between 25 and 30% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 1316 and 13122.

  • There were 176 standalone books, and 224 books which were in 163 unique series.
  • There were 187 books in KU, and 213 wide.
  • There were 82 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 318 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Crime(11), Aristocracy(-11), Dragon(-11) and Domination(9).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were world(14), fantasy(14), dragon(12) and saga(12). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were new(167), world(140), time(122) and life(120). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 12 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 316 were written in third-person
  • 79 were written in first-person
  • 4 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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