Science Fiction Romance Trends (March 06, 2022)



Week in Summary

This week there were 21 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 2506, decreased less than 5% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 1283 and 3502.

  • There were 20 standalone books, and 80 books which were in 44 unique series.
  • There were 87 books in KU, and 13 wide.
  • There were 13 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 87 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Military(5), Fated Mates(5), Supernatural(-4) and Alien(2).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were alien(19), mate(6), hunter(5) and mates(5). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution


Frequent words in blurbs this week were life(28), mate(25), alien(25) and new(22). See the whole list.

Blurbs had a median of 18 sentences across 7 paragraphs. Text analysis of the blurbs in the Top 100 suggests:

  • 50 were written in third-person
  • 49 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.