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The Ugly Truth About Meetings: INFOGRAPHIC

truthaboutmeetingsWhether you work for a publishing house, a magazine, or a TV station, chances are that you spend a lot of time in meetings. But do these meetings really help you get your job done?

Fuze has created an infographic called, “The Ugly Truth About Meetings,” which explores how  meetings can be unproductive. According to the graphic, 92 percent of people admit to multitasking while in meetings and 67 percent of meetings are unproductive. Check it out: “Meetings are meant to be an engine of productivity i the workplace. But what’s meant to be an efficient way for people to get together to discuss ideas, debate issues, overcome obstacles and drive outcomes, often doesn’t turn out like that at all.”

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The 10 Commandments of Typography: INFOGRAPHIC

commandmentsoftypographyTrying to figure out what font to use for your book?

Designmantic.com has created an infographic called, “The 10 Commandments of Typography,” which explores many different font settings. It’s a great resource to see all of the various fonts next to each other.

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Top Writing Tools of Famous Authors: INFOGRAPHIC

harrypotternotesNinja Essays has created an infographic called, “Top Writing Tools of Famous Authors,” which explores the technologies used by great writers.

According to the graphic, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and Quentin Tarantino rely on pen and paper to get their ideas out. George R.R. Martin uses an old DOS machine that runs Wordstar 4.0.

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The Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: INFOGRAPHIC

lifecycleofabookPublishing Trendsetter has created an infographic called, “The Lifecycle of a Book in Translation,” which explores the journey of a book as it is translated and published into different languages.

The graphic tracks the process from the initial publication in the book in its original language and the many steps that it takes to get deals signed and books translated and released in different countries.

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The Battlespace of Online Piracy: INFOGRAPHIC

contentVisual.ly has a great infographic called “The Battlespace of Online Piracy,” which maps all of the ways that content is pirated online.

Check it out: “Online piracy has become an unfortunate reality to the entertainment industry as peer-to-peer technology has grown. Check out the battlefield that is online piracy.”

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The Indie Author Manifesto: INFOGRAPHIC

indieauthorSmashwords founder Mark Coker has created an infographic called, “The Indie Author Manifesto,” based on his blog post defending self- publishing.

In the post, Coker discusses how the perception of self-publishing has evolved over the last six years and identifies the 10 dominant beliefs and values that characterize the indie author movement. He has turned that list into an infographic. The infographic will soon be translated to French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

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You Are What You Read: INFOGRAPHIC

youarewhatyoureadMike Hanski at Bid4Papers.com has created an infographic called, “You Are What You Read,” which explores the reading lists of a number of influential people and how it influences what they have written.

The graphic illustrates connections between reading and writing. Check it out: “Enjoy what you read. It is difficult and mostly impossible to write something really good if you did not experience anything good that had been written already. Being a writer yourself, you have an ace in your sleeve: you can read a book with an eye for writing, though you do not even realize it.”

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Reading Around the World: INFOGRAPHIC

scribdScribd has created an infographic called, “Reading Around the World,” which explores the reading habits of readers around the globe.

According to the graphic, the fastest readers in the world are in Germany and religion in the most popular genre in Mexico. Check it out: “Thanks to our growing international community, we now have quite a few fun facts to share with you. So, we’ve created an international infographic so we could easily share some of our favorite figures: Popular Books By Country; Reading Speed By Country; Most Likely to Finish a Book; and Most Popular Book Genres.”

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Ways to Publish and Sell Your eBook: INFOGRAPHIC

graphicSelf-publishing a book requires a lot of work from idea generation to marketing and every step along the way.

Bookwhirl.com has created an infographic called, “Ways to Publish and Sell Your eBook,” which includes a checklist of the various steps that authors need to follow when self-publishing a book.

For instance, the graphic give tips on writing book descriptions, choosing a fair price and using social media to promote the work. We’ve embedded the entire graphic after the jump for you to explore. Read more

How Much Would Game of Thrones Real Estate Cost in Real Life?

graphicHow much would it cost to buy The Red Keep from Game of Thrones in real life? Real estate company Movoto estimates this at $743,132,880.

The real estate company has created an infographic which explains how they came to this number. The company explored the location, the square footage, and the neighborhood to come to this figure.

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