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Romance Trends (July 04, 2021)

Week in Summary

This week there were 45 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 117, decreased less than 5% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 59 and 159.

  • There were 53 standalone books, and 47 books which were in 36 unique series.
  • There were 65 books in KU, and 35 wide.
  • There were 29 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 71 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Friendship(4), Crime(-4), Holiday(3) and Shifter(3).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were good(4), fire(3), town(3) and small(3). See the whole list.

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Sales Rank Distribution


Covers


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this week were new(39), life(35), time(31) and secret(30). See the whole list.

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

  • 57 were written in third-person
  • 41 were written in first-person
  • 2 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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