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Romance Monthly Trends (April 13, 2021)

Romance Month in Summary

This month there were 250 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 2146, increased between 30 and 35% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 380 and 5297.

  • There were 183 standalone books, and 217 books which were in 158 unique series.
  • There were 142 books in KU, and 258 wide.
  • There were 99 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 301 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Military(-19), Crime(-10), Friendship(9) and Pregnancy/Breeding(9).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were love(15), family(10), trilogy(9) and sweet(9). See the whole list.

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Sales Rank Distribution


Price Breakdown


Covers


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were life(185), new(150), love(131) and year(126). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 18 sentences across 5 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 281 were written in third-person
  • 117 were written in first-person
  • 2 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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