Historical Romance Monthly Trends (February 04, 2021)

Historical Romance Month in Summary

This month there were 181 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 14752, decreased less than 5% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 5077 and 33816.

  • There were 206 standalone books, and 194 books which were in 138 unique series.
  • There were 207 books in KU, and 193 wide.
  • There were 56 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 344 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Holiday(-42), Historical(18), Steamy(13) and Military(-13).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were regency(46), duke(31), heart(23) and pride(22). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were life(160), love(150), heart(133) and family(113). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 15 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 389 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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