Science Fiction & Fantasy Trends (March 06, 2022)



Week in Summary

This week there were 41 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 249, increased between 20 and 25% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 151 and 397.

  • There were 42 standalone books, and 58 books which were in 38 unique series.
  • There were 78 books in KU, and 22 wide.
  • There were 27 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 73 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Vampire(-9), Supernatural(-8), Science Fiction(6) and Fae/Elves(-6).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were city(6), shadow(4), litrpg(4) and throne(4). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution


Frequent words in blurbs this week were new(33), world(30), life(27) and year(24). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 16 sentences across 6 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 61 were written in third-person
  • 37 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.