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Science Fiction Monthly Trends (July 05, 2021)

Science Fiction Month in Summary

This month there were 148 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 7880, decreased between 15 and 20% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 3481 and 23358.

  • There were 185 standalone books, and 215 books which were in 150 unique series.
  • There were 225 books in KU, and 175 wide.
  • There were 71 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 329 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Alien(19), Supernatural(-10), Fantasy(-10) and Steamy(-9).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were alien(22), complete(18), adventure(17) and war(16). See the whole list.

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Sales Rank Distribution


Price Breakdown


Covers


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were new(164), world(141), life(123) and time(102). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 15 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 353 were written in third-person
  • 44 were written in first-person
  • 2 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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