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Which eBook reader species are you?
January 29, 2014 | 9:30 am

ebook reader speciesThis infographic by Laura E. Kelly is making the blog rounds. Kelly aims to categorize book readers into dozens of types, ranging from 'chronological' reader who must read every book in a series, to the 'book rescuer' who rescues about-to-be-discarded books from garage sales and garbage piles. It's a cute, and well-done little guide, but it completely ignores the e-reader. Here are some ebook types I would have liked to see listed on Kelly's otherwise exhaustive chart: - The gadget collector: this ebook fan enjoys playing with new reader devices, and probably has several 'antique' readers of days past hanging around in...

Hiptype shows that writing success is all in your DNA (Infographic)
January 27, 2014 | 12:30 pm

The DNA of a Successful BookThe folks at Hiptype have come up with a delightful infographic detailing ''The DNA of a successful book," broken down into content, genres, and readers. It has a very slight pro-ebook slant, relating that over 82 percent of ebook readers live in cities, for instance. But it's all good, worthwhile stuff. Will it help retain the 30 percent of readers who stop reading after page 50? Maybe. Especially if you don't paginate your ebook ... by NowSourcing. Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually....

Popular Electronic Devices In 2013 (Infographic)
January 8, 2014 | 12:15 pm

Top Gadgets & Tech Of 2013: Blackberry Z10, Microsoft Surface, Google Chromebook, OUYA and MoreHere's an interesting infographic about popular electronic devices in 2013. I like how they broke it out into different categories: Winners Clunkers Game Changers Contenders Provided by | Author: Robin Renford | See our Twitter While on the one hand I wish they had added an "eReader" category, I can't fault them for skipping it. It wasn't a particularly exciting year for eReaders. I basically agreed with most of their conclusions, especially in the Tablet area. While I didn't upgrade to an iPad Air, I have to acknowledge that it's a nice device. They scored the 2013 Nexus 7 as a Contender and the Microsoft...

Apple Design Infographic: Makes Some Good Points
January 3, 2014 | 10:45 am

Apple DesignAs a user of both Android and Apple products, I found this Apple design infographic particularly interesting, especially the Simplicity and Craft sections. Source: With few exceptions, I do find the iProducts simpler to use. For example, I was hunting for a setting this morning, and it was faster and easier to find on the iPhone. Android devices are more customizable, especially with widgets, but whenever I need to show I client how to do something, it's always easier on Apple products than Android. The power user in me loves my Android tablet. The teacher much prefers the iPad. Craft is also...

Infographic: A look at Goodreads in 2013
January 2, 2014 | 10:48 am

Check out this neat infographic the folks at Goodreads put together for a glimpse at 2013. ...

The Life & Times of the Travel Guidebook (Infographic)
September 3, 2013 | 1:37 pm

guidebookCould it actually—finally—be a real possibility that the printed travel guidebook is not long for this digital world? As a former full-time guidebook author myself, I honestly never thought I'd say this, but given the most recent shakeup with the Lonely Planet brand, I suppose it is beginning to look that way. And what an incredible shame that would be. In the meantime, those of you young enough to have never actually purchased or used a physical guidebook might find the following infographic especially educational. Just to state the obvious, it's nowhere near to being a completist look at the history of...

Weekend Roundup: Cover designs for books that don’t exist, how to write the perfect post, and more
July 7, 2013 | 9:00 am

Weekend RoundupCover designs for books that don't exist (but should) io9 As part of his Masters of Branding study at the School of Visual Arts, Tyler Adam Smith is creating 100 covers for books that should be written, from goofy snarks at popular authors to imagined sequels to beloved books. * * * As Competition Wanes, Amazon Cuts Back Discounts (NYT) Jim Hollock’s first book, a true-crime tale set in Pennsylvania, got strong reviews and decent sales when it appeared in 2011. Now “Born to Lose” is losing momentum — yet Amazon, to the writer’s intense frustration, has increased the price by nearly a third. * * * Reading, writing may...

Infographic: E-Reader vs. Octopus Tech Battle! Which is Better?
July 5, 2013 | 1:00 pm

E-readerNo, honest, that's not a linkbait title. Or, well ... not too much of one. My husband found this absolutely awesome infographic on Livescience. Source: LiveScience Check out the image of the cephalopod skin vs. an e-reader display. Kind of creepy how close they are? (And why doesn't WordPress' spell-check recognize cephalopod as a valid word? That's discrimination against lack of a backbone, I'd say!) Wouldn't it be cool if our e-readers could crinkle their displays? Or manufacture their own power? Talk about awesome battery life. Anyway, just enjoy. The infographic kind of says it all....

The public library: Historic artifact or adaptive success?
April 30, 2013 | 2:46 pm

public libraryThe public library question is one we ask ourselves frequently here at TeleRead: In general, how well—or how poorly—are libraries adapting to the Internet age? And how, exactly, are library patrons using their local branches? (As low-cost coffee shops or free Internet cafes, perhaps?) And for that matter, do most patrons consider their local library's print book collection to be just as crucial as it ever was? Tough questions, all of them. If you spend a moment studying the infographic below, which was sent to us today from the website, you'll likely come to the same conclusion we've come to...

Top Five Literacy Infographics
April 19, 2013 | 12:48 pm

InfographicBy Erika Phyall For more than 50 years, National Library Week has highlighted the importance of libraries. Libraries and librarians play a crucial role in promoting reading and literacy. Although teachers often focus on teaching children how to read and building their general reading skills, it is libraries that help foster a love for reading, connecting children with books and communicating the importance of books to parents and the community. In honor of National Library Week, USC Rossier decided to highlight five infographics that also promote literacy. Happy reading!   1. Which Books Should You Read This Summer? Summer is the time to relax on the beach or curl...

Infographic: The Fall of Apple
April 11, 2013 | 4:14 pm

AppleIt's been a while since we've had a decent infographic, no? The graphic below, which suggests that 2013 may be the year Apple's never-ending growth finally steadies out, comes to us courtesy of, a decidedly odd financial blog. (Check out this post, for instance, about the "10 Most Bizarre Banknotes Ever".) Created by

How Many Americans Are Regular Readers?
February 3, 2013 | 4:20 pm

Mike McQueen Getting Boys to ReadThe infographic embedded below isn't new; I'm pretty sure it was created about six months ago, in fact. But aside from its fantastic art, it always shares a truly important message: The vast majority of Americans don't read. Check out the graphic's first three stats, for instance, if you want to feel instantly depressed. (One-third of high school grads never read another book for the rest of their lives? Really?!) I initially found that statistic pretty hard to believe. And unlike most infographics, this one doesn't list its sources. (Shady!) So I decided to do a little research of my own. A Pew study we've...