Historical Romance Monthly Trends (April 13, 2021)

Historical Romance Month in Summary

This month there were 233 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 12720, increased between 15 and 20% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 4824 and 34660.

  • There were 205 standalone books, and 195 books which were in 144 unique series.
  • There were 194 books in KU, and 206 wide.
  • There were 71 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 329 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Regency(10), Witch(9), Animals(-9) and Supernatural(8).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were regency(47), duke(33), lady(28) and bride(20). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were love(159), life(158), heart(129) and new(110). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 15 sentences across 4 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 390 were written in third-person
  • 9 were written in first-person
  • 0 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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