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How Long Would it Take You to Read the ‘Harry Potter’ Series?: INFOGRAPHIC

blinkboxHow long would it take you to read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series from start to finish? Blinkbox Books, a digital book retailer, has created an interactive infographic for readers who wish to test their reading speed.

Thus far, more than 100,000 people have taken this quiz. Try it out for yourself—we’ve embedded the entire infographic below.

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‘The Huffington Post’ Examines Banned Books in 5 Infographics

The Huffington PostThe Huffington Post has created five infographics (embedded below) in honor of Banned Books Week; these images examine frequently challenged titles, reasons for challenges, authors whose books have received the most challenges, and book challenge activities by state. The team sourced the data for these projects from the American Library Association (ALA).

Why do people feel such outrage against certain books? The ALA website offers the following explanation: “books usually are challenged with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information.”

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How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?: INFOGRAPHIC

infographicPersonal Creations has created an infographic called, “How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?” which explores how long it takes to read different titles.

According to the graphic, it takes an average of 32.63 hours to read Leo Tolstoy‘s War & Peace and 60.23 hours to read the entire Harry Potter series of books. While titles like Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie and Erich Segal’s Love Story can be read in under two hours.

Here is more about how they calculated reading time:

We took some of the most popular books of all time and estimated how long it would take the average reader to finish by multiplying word count by the average person’s reading speed, 300 words per minute, which will give you an approximate gauge of how long it will take any of the following great books.

Check out the entire graphic after the jump.

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Long Live the American Library: INFOGRAPHIC

BritishLibraryInterior02Fun fact: Did you know that there are more libraries in America than there are McDonald’s restaurants?

We didn’t either, but thanks to this nifty infographic from H&R Block (of all places… but thanks for the share, ElectricLit), we now do.

What else do we learn? Well there’s the fun fact that Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In led other fiction and non-fiction titles for the most checked-out books of 2013, and that “every year, Americans spend nearly three times as much on candy as they do on public libraries.” Read more

The 10 Commandments of Logo Design: INFOGRAPHIC

10commandmentsAre you trying to design a logo for your publishing company?

Designmantic has created a helpful infographic with tips on what works and what doesn’t called “The 10 Commandments of Logo Design.”

We’ve embedded this helpful resource after the jump for you to explore further. Check it out: “This visual offers a holistic snapshot of the basic principles of logo design with the help of applied examples to make things easy peasy to grasp!” Read more

Crowdfunding 101: INFOGRAPHIC

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 11.55.55 AMThinking about launching a crowd funding project? HiveWire has created an infographic which explores trends in crowd funding based on numbers from Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

The graphic includes analysis of all campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo completed by August 7th, 2014. According to the graphic, donors pledged $1.17 billion on projects on the two sites combined in 2013. That number is expected to reach $4.35 billion by 2015. The graphic also reveals that about 26 percent of writing projects met their goal. This is based on about 26,000 projects tracked.

We’ve embedded the entire graphic after the jump for you to explore further.

 

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YA-Inspired Road Trips: INFOGRAPHIC

Road TripPeople love to take road trips during the summer time. The team at EpicReads.com has created an infographic called “Open Road Reading.”

This infographic lists 12 young adult books could help in planning your next adventure. It features “the characters’ origins and final destinations –– but if you want to know their exact routes, you’ll have to read the books!”

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Can I Use That Picture?: INFOGRAPHIC

caniusethatpictureLooking for images to use in your book or on your blog? It’s important that you get the right permission or find an image that is available in the public domain.

The Visual Communications Guy has created an infographic called “Can I Use That Picture?” to help publishers navigate what they can and can’t use. Check it out: “Knowing the copyright laws for using images can be a bit tricky. Follow this series of questions to know if you can use a picture for your purposes or not.”

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Which Celebrities Have the Most Autobiographies: INFOGRAPHIC

celebritymemoirsLove Reading has created an infographic called, “The 23 People With the Most Autobiographies in the World,” which highlights the celebrities with the most autobiographies.

According to the graphic, Ernest Hemingway, Barack Obama and Chelsea Handler made the list. We’ve embedded the entire graphic after the jump for you to explore further.

Check it out: “In today’s celebrity obsessed society, we’re continually looking for a chance to gleam an insight into the lives of our most valued icons. This infographic from Love Reading delves into the most prolific autobiographers, and what they’ve done to entitle them to such fastidious memoir-writing.” Read more

Global Second Languages: INFOGRAPHIC

graphicForeign rights and translations into other languages offer book authors and publishers a way to find new readers and in turn, sell more books.

While it is important to think about the first language in a foreign country, you may also want to consider that people in other countries might be willing to read your book in a language that is not their mother tongue. After all, many foreign nationals speak and read more than one language.

Movehub has created an infographic highlighting the second most common language for many countries around the world. This image can help you figure out if you need a translation at all. After all, it might be a lot of work to translate your book into Swedish, and many Swedes can read in English. We’ve embedded the entire infographic after the jump. Read more

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