Gay Romance Monthly Trends (January 12, 2021)

Gay Romance Month in Summary

This month there were 215 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 18608, decreased between 5 and 10% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 8493 and 50558.

  • There were 173 standalone books, and 227 books which were in 147 unique series.
  • There were 232 books in KU, and 168 wide.
  • There were 9 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 391 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were .See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were love(17), christmas(16), gay(12) and daddy(10). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were life(153), thing(129), time(116) and good(116). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 14 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 261 were written in third-person
  • 134 were written in first-person
  • 5 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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