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- Of the 20 bestselling fantasy books of 2008, no fewer than 15 were urban fantasy.
- This week, no fewer than 28 of the Top 50 fantasy bestsellers in the US are urban fantasy titles.
- So, if urban fantasy is dominating the bestseller lists, does it follow that it is also dominating SFF publishers’ lists? It seems not – or at least not to the same extent. The proportion of urban fantasy titles published last year by the major SFF imprints in the US was 14%, considerably less than the proportion of urban fantasy books on the bestseller charts.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Must Read Article - Urban Fantasy Confirmed Undead
Tim Holman at the Orbit blog posted an article on Monday about the state of Urban Fantasy in the broader SF&F marketplace. Here are a couple of salient quotes -