Urban Fantasy Monthly Trends (March 09, 2022)

Urban Fantasy Month in Summary

This month there were 174 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 6897, decreased less than 5% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 2057 and 27070.

  • There were 122 standalone books, and 278 books which were in 184 unique series.
  • There were 248 books in KU, and 152 wide.
  • There were 40 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 360 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Witch(-15), Shifter(-14), Vampire(13) and Mystery(-10).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were paranormal(34), fantasy(21), magic(18) and vampire(15). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were life(142), new(132), world(130) and more(89). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 16 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 247 were written in third-person
  • 148 were written in first-person
  • 1 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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