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Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read: INFOGRAPHIC

Knowledge Is BeautifulWhat are your favorite non-fiction books? Designer David McCandless created an infographic called “Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read” for his new book, Knowledge is Beautiful.

Some of the titles featured in this image include The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, and A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. We’ve embedded the entire graphic below for you to explore further.  (via The Huffington Post)
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YA Historical Fiction: INFOGRAPHIC

The Age of YA 200Historical fiction writers set their stories in a number of different eras. Readers can explore anywhere from the medieval court of King Arthur to the Renaissance studio of Leonardo Da Vinci.

The team at EpicReads.com has created an infographic called “The Age of YA.” It lists 140 young adult books that could help in picking out your next read.

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The Aroma of Books: INFOGRAPHIC

Compound InterestHave you ever wondered about the smell that emits from books? The Compound Interest chemistry blog has created an infographic called, “The Aroma of Books.”

According to the blog post, “the origins can be traced back to a number of chemical constituents.” We’ve embedded the entire graphic below for you to explore further. (via the NerdAlert YouTube channel)
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Little-Known Punctuation Marks: INFOGRAPHIC

mental_floss (2)What’s your favorite punctuation mark? mental_floss has created an infographic called, “13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using.”

The information was sourced from the publication’s 2012 article written by Adrienne Crezo; the piece itself was designed by Mike Rogalski. We’ve embedded the entire graphic below for you to explore further. Read more

Unusual Work Habits of Authors: INFOGRAPHIC

Ninja EssaysNinja Essays has created an infographic called, “Unusual Work Habits of Writers,” which focuses on the unconventional writing practices employed by famous authors.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer author Mark Twain preferred to write while lying down. Conversely, The Old Man & The Sea author Ernest Hemingway favored standing up.

We’ve embedded the entire graphic below for you to explore further. Do you have any unusual work habits?

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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

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