Crime and Thriller ebooks are one of the most popular genres in the publishing industry, and the sales data reflects this popularity. Here are a few statistics that demonstrate the popularity of the genre:
- According to the StatShot Annual Report by the Association of American Publishers, the Crime and Mystery category was the third-highest selling adult fiction genre in the US in 2020, with $688 million in sales.
- In the UK, the Crime and Thriller genre was the second-highest selling genre in 2020, with over 18 million books sold, according to data from Nielsen BookScan.
Moreover, with the ongoing trend of adaptations of popular Crime Thriller books into movies and TV shows, it is possible that the popularity of the genre may continue to rise in 2023 and beyond. Shows like “Mindhunter” and “Killing Eve” have become hits on streaming platforms, which could potentially lead to increased interest in the genre among readers.
I have designed covers for bestselling Crime and Thriller books and these are a select number of examples of my work: