Archive for the Statistics Category

Guns Up, Bows & Arrows Down

Posted in book covers, Statistics, trends on August 17, 2010 by Jacket Whys

Check out the Trends in Fantasy Cover Art at Orbit.net. The most common item,  appearing on 60 covers – Swords. Staying strong – Dragons. On the decline – Castles… And make sure to look at part 2 for an assessment of the “changing fashion in urban fantasy.”
Thanks to Bookshelves of Doom for the link.

Off Topic: Stray Findings

Posted in Statistics on June 29, 2009 by Jacket Whys

I’m going to break a promise to myself, and write a post that’s a little off the topic of book covers.
Blog stats can be pretty interesting. Ferreting out the reasons why a post gets a lot of non-syndicated traffic, for instance.
My top post of all time (and I’ve been doing this for a year and a half now) is “The Period Dress Girls of 2009.”
So,  I wonder.  Why? Why the extra interest in this topic?? I find the best clue in the words used to find my blog: “period of girls,” “period for girls,” “girls in period.”
I imagine 10 year old boys puzzling over what this period thing is all about with girls. They used to have different sources, like hidden corners in libraries. But now they have the internet. And I wonder, as they sift through things like posts on book covers, how long it takes them to actually find the info they’re looking for…

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