Romance Short Reads(1hr) Monthly Trends (April 13, 2021)

Romance Short Reads(1hr) Month in Summary

This month there were 168 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 75086, increased between 10 and 15% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 31996 and 178879.

  • There were 148 standalone books, and 252 books which were in 86 unique series.
  • There were 337 books in KU, and 63 wide.
  • There were 6 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 394 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Instalove(26), BBW/Curvy(23), Steamy(19) and Holiday(-18).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were curvy(28), love(21), alpha(21) and second(17). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were love(85), life(73), good(66) and time(65). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 19 sentences across 7 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 137 were written in third-person
  • 250 were written in first-person
  • 130 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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