Romance Monthly Trends (January 12, 2021)

Romance Month in Summary

This month there were 248 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 2746, decreased less than 5% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 513 and 6025.

  • There were 191 standalone books, and 209 books which were in 153 unique series.
  • There were 130 books in KU, and 270 wide.
  • There were 97 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 303 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were .See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were christmas(23), love(10), king(8) and dark(8). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were life(165), new(161), love(132) and year(121). See the whole list.

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

  • 290 were written in third-person
  • 107 were written in first-person
  • 4 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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