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Infographics

How to Publish Your Book: INFOGRAPHIC

howtopublishyourbookInkwell’s Zachary Petit has created an infographic called, “How to Publish Your Book,” which illustrates all of the distractions involved in writing a book.

The humorous graphic highlights all of the things that authors do to avoid writing and editing their books from drinking and watching TV to starting a blog and Googling themselves.

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Books Vs. Films: INFOGRAPHIC

infographicLovereading.co.uk has created an infographic called, “The Ultimate Showdown: Books Vs. Films,” which explores the question, ‘which is better the book or the movie?’ among a number of popular stories.

The graphic explores an aggregate of reviews of both books and movies over the past two decades and compares the critical reception of both books and their movie adaptations to decide which is better.

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Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits & Literary Productivity: INFOGRAPHIC

brainpickingsBrainpickings.org created an infographic called,”Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits & Literary Productivity,” which explores the slumbering habits of writers and compares it to their productivity.

To inform the graphic, they gleaned details about sleep habits from biographies and writers notebooks. This was compared to the number of works the author produced and the number of awards they received. Here is more about how the graphic was devised from Brainpickings.org:

We ended up with a roster of thirty-seven writers for whom wake-up times were available — this became the base data set, around which we set out to quantify, then visualize, the literary productivity of each author.

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Library Science 101: INFOGRAPHIC

libraryThe University of Southern California’s library science program created an infographic called, “Library Science 101,” which explores the role of the librarian in the United States.

According to the graphic, there are 121,169+ libraries in the U.S. The majority of these are public libraries or special libraries. The rest are comprise of academic libraries, government libraries and armed forces libraries.

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The Secret Wealth of Smaug the Dragon: INFOGRAPHIC

smaugFinancesOnline.com has created a Hobbit-themed infographic called, “Secrets of Smaug the Dragon.”

Many facts were collected for this piece including Smaug capturing the top spot on Forbes‘ list of “2013 15 richest fictional characters.” With this graphic, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel will “find out why he’s the biggest, deadliest, most malevolent…and richest creature in part two of The Hobbit.”

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Librarians in the Digital Age: INFOGRAPHIC

infographicsThe University of Southern California has created an infographic called, “Librarians in the Digital Age,” which explores how digital technology is changing libraries.

According to the graphic, 67.4 percent of libraries in 2011 offered eBooks. There are 18.5 million eBooks in circulation, 3x the number available in 2003.

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Homes of Classic Literature: INFOGRAPHIC

homeslitTerrys Fabrics has created an infographic called “Homes of Classic Literature,” which explores the architectural layouts of the houses in classic novels.

The graphic tells you the name of the home, who lives there, how many rooms it has and what the special features are. It includes the homes featured in the books The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Lady Chatterly’s Lover by DH Lawrence, Dracula by Bram Stoker and Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, among others.

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Who’s More Creative – eReader or Tablet Users: INFOGRAPHIC

Screen Shot 2013-11-27 at 3.28.03 PMCaseable and eBookFriendly.com created an infographic called, “Who’s More Creative – eReader or Tablet Users,” which explores how device owners are personalizing their tech toys.

The graphic explores how eReader and tablet owners customize their devices and change things like the color, the typeface and the alignment of their screens. According to the graphic, 58 percent of eReader owners have customized their device’s covers and 42 percent of tablet owners have done so, for instance.

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The Middle Earth Travel Guide: INFOGRAPHIC

middleearthNeoMam Infographic Studios has created an infographic called, “The Middle Earth Travel Guide,” which explores the travel locations of The Lord of the Rings movies.

The graphic includes a photo of the location from the film alongside a snapshot of the location. The graphic shares details about how to reach these stunning destinations and advice for along the way.

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The Most Popular Books of All Time: INFOGRAPHIC

booksofalltimeLovereading.co.uk created an infographic called, “The Most Popular Books of All Time,” which explores the most read books throughout history.

The graphic looks at the most popular books of all time through sales data and the number of times it has been translated. The books on the list are not a surprise, but it’s interesting to see how they stack up against each other in terms of sales figures.

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