Romance Short Reads(1hr) Monthly Trends (July 05, 2021)

Romance Short Reads(1hr) Month in Summary

This month there were 153 new books in the bestselling 400 books.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 108996, decreased less than 5% from last month. Half the books in the bestselling 400 were between ranks 53996 and 277578.

  • There were 167 standalone books, and 233 books which were in 99 unique series.
  • There were 340 books in KU, and 60 wide.
  • There were 5 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 395 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Instalove(-24), Dark Romance(-23), Alpha Male(-22) and Holiday(18).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were curvy(29), love(24), girl(17) and mountain(16). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution

Price Breakdown


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this month were love(100), life(81), good(74) and way(74). See the whole list.

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

  • 159 were written in third-person
  • 230 were written in first-person
  • 122 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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