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Science Fiction & Fantasy Trends (February 15, 2021)

Week in Summary

This week there were 32 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 380, increased less than 5% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 230 and 514.

  • There were 31 standalone books, and 69 books which were in 51 unique series.
  • There were 70 books in KU, and 30 wide.
  • There were 37 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 63 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Crime(7), Supernatural(6), Fantasy(5) and Domination(-5).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were paranormal(8), dragon(7), fantasy(5) and vampire(5). See the whole list.

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Sales Rank Distribution


Covers


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this week were new(40), world(36), life(34) and time(25). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 14 sentences across 6 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 60 were written in third-person
  • 40 were written in first-person
  • 0 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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