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Historical Romance Monthly Trends (March 09, 2022)

Historical Romance Month in Summary

This month there were 212 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 15475, increased between 5 and 10% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 5373 and 38311.

  • There were 190 standalone books, and 210 books which were in 147 unique series.
  • There were 200 books in KU, and 200 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 Scottish(14), Aristocracy(-14), Holiday(-13) and Bad boy(-10).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were regency(47), duke(37), lady(24) and western(20). See the whole list.

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Sales Rank Distribution


Price Breakdown


Covers


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were love(175), life(151), heart(145) and new(130). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 17 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 392 were written in third-person
  • 6 were written in first-person
  • 1 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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