Gay Romance Trends (March 06, 2022)



Week in Summary

This week there were 33 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 2696, increased between 10 and 15% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 1642 and 4124.

  • There were 35 standalone books, and 65 books which were in 53 unique series.
  • There were 86 books in KU, and 14 wide.
  • There were 2 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 98 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Shifter(-5), Alpha Male(-4), Sports(3) and College(3).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were love(5), mpreg(5), paranormal(4) and blue(3). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution


Frequent words in blurbs this week were life(44), love(38), good(36) and time(32). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 20 sentences across 6 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 53 were written in third-person
  • 46 were written in first-person
  • 4 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.