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Romance Monthly Trends (February 04, 2021)

Romance Month in Summary

This month there were 227 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 2418, increased between 10 and 15% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 505 and 6862.

  • There were 184 standalone books, and 216 books which were in 171 unique series.
  • There were 147 books in KU, and 253 wide.
  • There were 76 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 324 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Second Chance(16), Holiday(-13), Comedy(11) and Military(10).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were heart(11), love(11), romantic(10) and king(10). 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(170), new(161), love(131) and year(116). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 15 sentences across 6 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 288 were written in third-person
  • 108 were written in first-person
  • 7 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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