In case the first report is thought to be limited by the sample size (though the top 7,000 bestselling genre titles in any given day is quite a pool), here is a look at the top 50,000 overall titles on the Amazon Kindle store, regardless of genre:


21 Responses to “Genre Breakdown – 50K Titles – 2014-02-12”

  1. Josh Robbs says:

    Those numbers match my purchases. There are a lot of people who still want to add tabs or write notes in the margins of their nonfiction books.

    Does anyone know the ratio of fiction/nonfiction sales for Amazon’s physical book sales?

    Great site!

  2. JC Hemphill says:

    Good news for us genre writers! Thanks for supplying!

  3. Callie says:

    I’m interested in how the genre fiction breaks down too. I’d like to know how much of that number is made up of romance.

  4. Numbers and data analysis aren’t common gifts for the typical writer, but information like this is critical to making the right decisions. Even with the limitations you all are working with, this is jaw-dropping data and will serve writers and the industry well.

    It’s clear to me that the writers who treat their writing as a business, absorb this data, and seek out growing markets and new opportunities are the ones who will win.

    Thank you for the hard work that went into this and for making it available for all.

  5. Question – does Children’s Books include Young Adult, or were those considered as Fiction or Genre Fiction?

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