Romance Trends (June 22, 2021)

Week in Summary

This week there were 38 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 96, decreased less than 5% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 53 and 151.

  • There were 52 standalone books, and 48 books which were in 33 unique series.
  • There were 70 books in KU, and 30 wide.
  • There were 18 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 82 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Mystery(5), Small town(-5), Organized Crime(4) and Second Chance(4).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were town(5), small(5), dark(5) and lovers(5). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this week were new(38), love(37), good(30) and life(29). See the whole list.

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

  • 49 were written in third-person
  • 48 were written in first-person
  • 3 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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