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Infographic Hell

Apparently there are companies you can hire to create infographics now? I mean, it makes sense, but I didn’t realize it was a thing. Anyway, people love stats about books and reading, so these guys have put together an infographic called “The DNA of a Successful Novel.”

It’s the usual bullshit. “Books priced at $3.99 earn the most revenue!” “Ninety nine cent books sell the most copies!” I also seriously doubt that science fiction earns more than romance, even if you combine it with fantasy.

And of course it doesn’t touch on the actual content of the books at all: voice, character, plot, none of that. It’s page counts, prices and genres.

Still, if you’re wondering if more people will finish a short book or a long one, they got that covered.


Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here but not there.



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Jan. 27th, 2014 04:29 pm (UTC)
I've hired one... the tricky part is if you need to update the data on a regular basis... in which case you may find you'll be getting a crash course in Illustrator.
Jan. 27th, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah. The closest thing I've done to an infographic is the status report of my Kickstarter, and I keep that as simple as possible.
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