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Gay Romance Monthly Trends (July 05, 2021)

Gay Romance Month in Summary

This month there were 194 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 22652, decreased between 25 and 30% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 8323 and 73733.

  • There were 159 standalone books, and 241 books which were in 171 unique series.
  • There were 234 books in KU, and 166 wide.
  • There were 12 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 388 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Gay(-17), Shifter(10), Sports(10) and Steamy(-9).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were love(12), wolf(9), paranormal(9) and gay(9). See the whole list.

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Sales Rank Distribution


Price Breakdown


Covers


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were life(150), love(128), new(117) and thing(113). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 16 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 286 were written in third-person
  • 110 were written in first-person
  • 6 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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