Science Fiction & Fantasy Trends (February 21, 2021)

Week in Summary

This week there were 34 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 470, decreased between 15 and 20% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 323 and 610.

  • There were 32 standalone books, and 68 books which were in 53 unique series.
  • There were 69 books in KU, and 31 wide.
  • There were 29 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 71 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Supernatural(-9), Fantasy(-9), Magic(-9) and Military(6).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were wolf(8), king(6), paranormal(5) and vampire(5). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this week were life(37), new(37), world(36) and year(27). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 15 sentences across 6 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 59 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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