Romance Monthly Trends (March 09, 2022)



Romance Month in Summary

This month there were 259 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 3453, decreased between 20 and 25% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 439 and 8415.

  • There were 205 standalone books, and 195 books which were in 166 unique series.
  • There were 129 books in KU, and 271 wide.
  • There were 110 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 290 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Crime(-10), Small town(-10), Holiday(-9) and Second Chance(-7).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were love(20), dark(13), family(9) and girl(9). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Frequent words in blurbs this month were life(177), new(167), love(139) and year(115). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 17 sentences across 6 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 300 were written in third-person
  • 98 were written in first-person
  • 8 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.