Here's something I've been wondering: In thinking about the more popular stories in history, such as "The Hobbit" and "Star Wars" (and others) there is a certain "epicness" to these stories. They are quintessential stories of Good vs. Evil where evil is usually personified by an unlikely villain. Granted, in some classics, such as "Things Fall Apart" there is no personified villain. The "epicness" I'm talking about is the unlikely hero and the ultimate villain - the journey or quest against all odds - and the tense final battle. Judging from most movies that are released today - I'd say that epicness is a big deal. Do novels with "epic" qualities sell better?