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The History of Typography: VIDEO

Are you looking for a typeface for your book? Perhaps you’d like it to tie into the era that your novel is set in?

DesignMantic has created a video which illustrates the history of typography, tracing the history of type development through the ages. It is a great resource for those that want to learn the background on the various typefaces that have been popular throughout the ages.

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Reading Habits on the Toilet: INFOGRAPHIC

Screen Shot 2014-07-23 at 10.54.56 AMDo you read while you go to the bathroom? The Reader’s Edge has created an infographic called ” Reading Habits on the Toilet,” which explores the preferred habits of readers in the bathroom.

Check it out: “Are you guilty of texting on the toilet? Perhaps you’re a bit more traditional and you prefer a book, or magazine. The average person spends about 30 minutes in the bathroom every day, and according to a recent survey, 75% of Americans are using their cell phones in the bathroom, whether they are reading an email, text, or using an app. Additionally, 24% admitted that they will not go to the bathroom without it. So what exactly is everyone reading these days? Check out our awesome infographic about bathroom reading and see for yourself!”

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Sherlock Holmes’ Resume: INFOGRAPHIC

holmesresumeWould you hire Sherlock Holmes to work for your company? McGraw-Hill has created a one-sheet for the detective to show off his skill set and help him get work.

The infographic is part of a promotional tool to support the upcoming book The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job.

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Ireland a Literary Atlas: INFOGRAPHIC

irelandliteraryatlasBuyBooks.ie and Neoman Studios have collaborated on an infographic which explores the literary history of Ireland.

The “Ireland a Literary Atlas,” graphic maps out the literary contributions of writers from many of the counties in Ireland. Check it out: “Whether you tour by foot or by book, you’ll soon discover that Ireland is blessed with a literary heritage, inspired by the diverse beauties of our country.”

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How Famous Creatives Spent Their Days: INFOGRAPHIC

murakamiHave you ever wondered how much time Les Miserables author Victor Hugo spent sleeping? Or how many hours 1Q84 author Haruki Murakami devotes to writing?

Podio has created an infographic called, “The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People.” The image (embedded below) shows the day-to-day schedules of 26 famous creative professionals including Lolita author Vladimir Nabokov, Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author Maya Angelou.

Here’s more from The Huffington Post: “Whether we’re working on our latest novels, paintings or compositions and stuck in ruts, or we’re novices to the creative workspace entirely, we can all benefit from seeing how Charles Dickens, Pablo Picasso, and Mozart spent their days — even if it is just for fun.”

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How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch: INFOGRAPHIC

opencollegesNeed to come up with a short pitch to help get your novel published?

Open Colleges has created an infographic called, “How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch,” which gives great advice for coming up with your 30 second proposal. Check it out:

“An elevator pitch must not beat around the bush. It should come straight to the point. Because you have only a few seconds to work with, you don’t want the other person’s eyes to glaze over! Say what you need to say quickly – it should be no longer than 30-60.” Follow this link to explore the entire graphic.”

The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC

libraryinfographicUSC Online has created an infographic called, “The Five Laws of Library Science,” which explores five principles which can help guide the practices of librarians.

According to the graphic, almost 2.5 million public library books were circulated between more than 1.5 million people in 2011. The graphic also points out that there is more than 120,000 libraries in the U.S.

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Who’s Stealing eBooks: INFOGRAPHIC

whosstealingebooksEver wonder who exactly is stealing eBooks? Whoishostingthis.com has created an infographic that aims to answer this question.

According to the graphic, 75 percent of eBooks in the US are bought and not copied or downloaded for free and 69 percent of eBook owners purchased every eBook in their collection.

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Real-Time Book Sales Revealed in Online Infographic

retaleWonder how much money is spent on books at retail in the U.S. per second? Retale has created an infographic with a live feed that is constantly updating based on live book sales data.

The infographic breaks out print book sales versus eBook sales and also includes a live stream of Amazon’s net sales. Check it out: “Retail is at the heart of our operations, and inspired by the infographic The Internet in Real-Time, we were interested in what a visualization of popular US consumer spending would look like. The result? Retail in Real-Time - a glimpse of how and where the US spends its cash and just how quickly these numbers grow.”

Follow this link to check out the graphic live and in action.

Game of Books: INFOGRAPHIC

gameofthronesElectric Literature has created an infographic called, “Game of Books, How A Song of Ice and Fire Stacks Up,” which explores how George R.R. Martin‘s tome compares in size to other great literary works in history.

Check it out: “George R.R. Martin has only completed five books of his seven-book series, yet it is already one of the longest stories ever told. At roughly 1,770,000 words, the first five books are 3.7 times as long as Lord of the Rings. Here is how many times these famous novels fit into the series.”

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