Romance Short Reads(1hr) Monthly Trends (February 04, 2021)

Romance Short Reads(1hr) Month in Summary

This month there were 152 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 62000, increased between 15 and 20% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 32631 and 137297.

  • There were 159 standalone books, and 229 books which were in 95 unique series.
  • There were 321 books in KU, and 67 wide.
  • There were 3 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 385 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were BBW/Curvy(40), Instalove(35), Alpha Male(34) and Holiday(-16).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were curvy(34), love(28), alpha(22) and billionaire(14). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were love(82), life(80), time(72) and good(62). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 17 sentences across 8 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 138 were written in third-person
  • 241 were written in first-person
  • 126 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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