Wednesday, January 2, 2013

BEYOND 38000 - The 2012 Fiction Season Overview

BEYOND 38000 - The 2012 Fiction Season Overview

After 794 one-dayers, 63 tests and over 3515 odd Twenty-20 one-offs here and there, this is combined from Not Free SF Reader and Free SF Reader. These are now taken from http://freesf.strandedinoz.com/wordpress as blogger is just too painful to deal with. Hence, these are the actual numbers compiled programatically barring the odd human error.

Lying around unread now includes a lot of old magazines (FSF, Aurealis, Analog),  Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and other assorted horror anthologies, and a bunch of superhero novels, particularly of the Marvel sort. Plus the usual assortment of SF and fantasy novels old and newish.  Plus a bunch of new indy authors books, now.  

Might track all the old rpgs this year. Publishers still a ripoff in Australia, but they have moved prices down slightly (due to pretty much no sales digitally for the ones with ludicrous approaching $30 prices) and getting killed by the Book Depository etc. for print sales.  Actually bought a couple of dead tree books in Australia during Click Frenzy as a result and one at xmas was only a few cents more.  Added new categories for romance and run of the mill books, too.

Definitely the year of KDP select just passed, so a ton of free books obtained, which actually got me to buy more, probably 5 times as much as the year before with blocked access and ludicrous pricing.

Overall rating has dropped a little due to trying more variety thanks to KDP/Amazon.


TOTAL ENTRIES

38590

OVERALL AVERAGE

3.37


In all but the first, the numbers are the average out of 5 and the total count.

RAT PERC TOT
1 0.002 67
1.5 0.006 243
2 0.022 846
2.5 0.083 3183
3 0.307 11836
3.5 0.350 13481
4 0.172 6623
4.5 0.040 1523
5 0.019 728

TYPE AVG TOT
t anthology 3.61 861
t collection 3.58 929
t excerpt 3.48 2126
t magazine 3.32 734
t non fiction 4.04 2020
t novel         3.23 4070
t omnibus 3.74 104
t play         4.00 6
t poem         3.60 188
t rpg         3.50 1
t serial 3.60 1884
t short story 3.29 25607

TYPE                         AVG TOT
scary horror superhero         3.45 332
scary horror                 3.33 4940
science fiction superhero 3.43 934
science fiction                 3.39 16935
sex superhero                 2.68 28
sex                         3.05 1541
shootist superhero         3.58 31
shootist                 3.35 89
sleuth superhero         3.75 298
sleuth                         3.38 1252
soldier superhero         3.02 58
soldier                         3.26 153
sorcery fantasy superhero 3.64 949
sorcery fantasy                 3.23 1923
speculative                 2.82 1011
sport                         3.39 89
spy superhero                 3.46 132
spy                         3.34 186
standard                 2.78 270
study                         4.04 2018
superhero                 3.41 1152
supernatural fantasy superhero 3.45 488
supernatural fantasy         3.20 3271
swords superhero         3.58 36
swords                         3.30 414
  
TYPE AVG TOT
scary horror superhero t anthology 3.75 8
scary horror superhero t collection 3.69 8
scary horror superhero t excerpt 3.58 19
scary horror superhero t novel         3.33 83
scary horror superhero t omnibus 3.00 1
scary horror superhero t serial         3.83 9
scary horror superhero t short story 3.44 204
scary horror t anthology         3.52 105
scary horror t collection         3.51 105
scary horror t excerpt                 3.31 209
scary horror t magazine                 3.14 22
scary horror t non fiction         4.00 1
scary horror t novel                 3.22 191
scary horror t omnibus                 3.50 16
scary horror t poem                 3.66 38
scary horror t serial                 3.53 562
scary horror t short story         3.30 3691
science fiction superhero t anthology 3.36 7
science fiction superhero t collection 3.86 49
science fiction superhero t excerpt 3.85 85
science fiction superhero t novel 3.27 337
science fiction superhero t omnibus 3.77 11
science fiction superhero t serial 3.83 43
science fiction superhero t short story 3.38 402
science fiction t anthology 3.83 420
science fiction t collection 3.61 501
science fiction t excerpt 3.48 1008
science fiction t magazine 3.35 673
science fiction t novel         3.24 1308
science fiction t omnibus 3.64 47
science fiction t poem         4.00 1
science fiction t rpg         3.50 1
science fiction t serial 3.51 836
science fiction t short story 3.36 12140
sex superhero t anthology 2.50 1
sex superhero t excerpt         3.17 3
sex superhero t novel         2.60 21
sex superhero t short story 2.83 3
sex t anthology                 3.30 144
sex t collection         2.75 44
sex t novel                 3.08 97
sex t serial                 4.00 1
sex t short story         3.02 1255
shootist superhero t collection         3.50 1
shootist superhero t novel         2.92 6
shootist superhero t serial         4.50 10
shootist superhero t short story 3.21 14
shootist t collection 3.63 4
shootist t novel 3.21 7
shootist t poem         3.64 7
shootist t serial 4.50 1
shootist t short story 3.31 70
sleuth superhero t anthology 3.50 7
sleuth superhero t collection 4.40 10
sleuth superhero t novel 3.64 21
sleuth superhero t omnibus 3.50 1
sleuth superhero t serial 4.77 52
sleuth superhero t short story 3.48 207
sleuth t anthology 3.75 10
sleuth t collection 3.44 32
sleuth t excerpt 3.51 137
sleuth t novel         3.31 213
sleuth t omnibus 4.50 1
sleuth t poem         3.56 9
sleuth t serial         3.50 7
sleuth t short story 3.37 843
soldier superhero t excerpt 3.00 1
soldier superhero t novel 3.05 37
soldier superhero t omnibus 3.50 1
soldier superhero t short story 2.92 19
soldier t collection 2.50 3
soldier t excerpt 3.67 6
soldier t novel         3.35 57
soldier t poem         3.33 3
soldier t short story 3.20 84
sorcery fantasy superhero t anthology 3.52 28
sorcery fantasy superhero t collection 4.12 67
sorcery fantasy superhero t excerpt 3.77 64
sorcery fantasy superhero t magazine 3.25 8
sorcery fantasy superhero t novel 3.51 158
sorcery fantasy superhero t omnibus 4.54 13
sorcery fantasy superhero t poem 3.93 7
sorcery fantasy superhero t serial 4.53 60
sorcery fantasy superhero t short story 3.49 544
sorcery fantasy t anthology 3.00 30
sorcery fantasy t collection 3.53 17
sorcery fantasy t excerpt 3.42 221
sorcery fantasy t magazine 2.67 27
sorcery fantasy t novel         3.24 376
sorcery fantasy t omnibus 3.88 8
sorcery fantasy t poem         3.69 27
sorcery fantasy t serial 3.17 33
sorcery fantasy t short story 3.19 1184
speculative t collection 2.57 7
speculative t excerpt         3.18 19
speculative t magazine         2.50 1
speculative t novel         2.97 60
speculative t poem         3.00 9
speculative t serial         2.50 1
speculative t short story 2.80 914
sport t collection 3.50 2
sport t novel         3.00 4
sport t poem         3.55 10
sport t short story 3.39 73
spy superhero t collection 3.79 7
spy superhero t excerpt         3.70 15
spy superhero t novel         3.42 60
spy superhero t serial         4.00 1
spy superhero t short story 3.39 49
spy t anthology         3.67 3
spy t excerpt         3.42 42
spy t novel         3.31 113
spy t serial         3.50 1
spy t short story 3.33 27
standard t anthology 4.50 1
standard t collection 3.50 1
standard t non fiction 3.67 3
standard t novel 2.76 159
standard t play         4.00 2
standard t poem         3.00 1
standard t short story 2.74 103
study t excerpt         4.00 1
study t non fiction 4.04 2015
study t short story 3.75 2
superhero t anthology 3.68 39
superhero t collection 3.50 4
superhero t excerpt 3.47 45
superhero t magazine 1.00 1
superhero t novel 3.24 301
superhero t omnibus 3.50 2
superhero t serial 3.68 118
superhero t short story 3.43 642
supernatural fantasy superhero t anthology 3.60 5
supernatural fantasy superhero t collection 3.58 6
supernatural fantasy superhero t excerpt 3.57 79
supernatural fantasy superhero t novel         3.29 180
supernatural fantasy superhero t omnibus 3.50 2
supernatural fantasy superhero t poem         4.50 2
supernatural fantasy superhero t serial         3.81 51
supernatural fantasy superhero t short story 3.42 163
supernatural fantasy t anthology 3.33 49
supernatural fantasy t collection 3.21 46
supernatural fantasy t excerpt         3.34 156
supernatural fantasy t magazine         3.00 2
supernatural fantasy t novel         3.06 192
supernatural fantasy t omnibus         2.00 1
supernatural fantasy t play         4.00 1
supernatural fantasy t poem         3.48 20
supernatural fantasy t serial         3.30 62
supernatural fantasy t short story 3.19 2742
swords superhero t excerpt 3.92 6
swords superhero t novel 3.66 16
swords superhero t short story 3.36 14
swords t anthology 3.13 4
swords t collection 3.43 15
swords t excerpt 3.55 10
swords t non fiction 4.00 1
swords t novel         3.14 73
swords t play         4.00 3
swords t poem         3.60 54
swords t serial         3.28 36
swords t short story 3.25 218

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