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Teen & Young Adult Trends (April 11, 2021)

Week in Summary

This week there were 25 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 680, decreased between 5 and 10% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 395 and 1004.

  • There were 42 standalone books, and 58 books which were in 39 unique series.
  • There were 72 books in KU, and 28 wide.
  • There were 23 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 77 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Military(5), Fated Mates(-4), Supernatural(3) and Crime(2).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were king(7), academy(5), trilogy(5) and dark(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), year(36), world(36) and life(34). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 17 sentences across 7 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 66 were written in third-person
  • 31 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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