Science Fiction Romance Trends (March 13, 2022)

Week in Summary

This week there were 26 new books in the Top 100.View them on Amazon.

The median (50th-ranked) book was at Best Sellers Rank 1767, increased between 40 and 45% from last week. Half the books in the Top 100 were between ranks 1003 and 2706.

  • There were 23 standalone books, and 77 books which were in 41 unique series.
  • There were 90 books in KU, and 10 wide.
  • There were 10 books published by an imprint of a major traditional publisher, and 90 books estimated to be independent or self-published.

Trending topic tags this week were Fated Mates(-6), Alien(4), Omegaverse(3) and Pregnancy/Breeding(-3).See the whole list of topics.

Frequent words in titles this week were alien(18), warriors(6), mate(6) and planet(5). See the whole list.


Sales Rank Distribution


Trending in Blurbs

Frequent words in blurbs this week were mate(27), life(24), human(23) and alien(22). See the whole list.

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

  • 46 were written in third-person
  • 53 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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