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Erotica Trends (June 22, 2021)

Week in Summary

This week there were 49 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 6232, decreased between 20 and 25% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 3589 and 7559.

  • There were 56 standalone books, and 44 books which were in 41 unique series.
  • There were 83 books in KU, and 17 wide.
  • There were 4 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 96 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Office/Workplace(5), Pregnancy/Breeding(5), Steamy(4) and Forbidden Love(4).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were stories(12), explicit(11), daddy(9) and dark(7). See the whole list.

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Sales Rank Distribution


Covers


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this week were night(24), love(24), life(23) and year(23). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 15 sentences across 6 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 61 were written in third-person
  • 35 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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