Mystery: Cozy Monthly Trends (March 09, 2022)

Mystery: Cozy Month in Summary

This month there were 175 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 21185, decreased between 5 and 10% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 8415 and 51991.

  • There were 109 standalone books, and 291 books which were in 191 unique series.
  • There were 203 books in KU, and 197 wide.
  • There were 84 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 316 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Holiday(-22), Culinary(-7), Pregnancy/Breeding(-7) and Steamy(-7).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were murder(59), paranormal(16), witch(16) and death(15). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were murder(159), new(130), killer(116) and life(115). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 14 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 379 were written in third-person
  • 21 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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