Erotica Trends (November 15, 2020)

Week in Summary

This week there were 40 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 6270, decreased between 10 and 15% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 4004 and 7762.

There were 56 standalone books, and 44 books which were in 35 unique series. There were 88 books in KU, and 12 wide.

Frequent words in titles this week were daddy(11), forbidden(7), dirty(7) and mc(5). See the whole list.

Sales Rank Distribution


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this week were love(28), life(26), thing(25) and good(25). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 13 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 59 were written in third-person
  • 39 were written in first-person
  • 3 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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