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Canada’s National Reading Campaign shows reading is good for your … body?
October 10, 2014 | 12:30 pm

infographic-reading-saves-lives Canada's National Reading Campaign has partnered with CBC to pull together an infographic to show the bodily benefits of reading, as if improving your mind wasn't reason enough. For most, I'm sure that point is obvious enough, but it's good to see - literally - graphic proof that a healthy mind means a healthy body - as well, apparently, as a healthier mindset and more socially responsible attitude....

Scribd rings in one-year anniversary with a bang!
September 2, 2014 | 12:01 pm

scribdThe folks at Scribd sent us this fine-looking infographic, in honour of their one-year anniversary. I am not a subscriber to their service myself, but I have to admit, I find their numbers impressive and interesting. One billion pages read in a year? Readers open lots of business books but only finish fiction? That says something about how we read. And we definitely need more information about that fastest go-kart lap! Clearly there is a demand for eBook subscription services, and I am pleased to see that several competitors have now entered the marketplace. I think this is, for better or...

Grant Snider’s guide to the perfect writer’s paradise
September 1, 2014 | 4:25 pm

Grant Snider is a comic genius with an insight into the writerly life and the writer's process that would put many practising writers to shame. And this is his all-in-one guide to the ... um ... architecture of how it should be done. I have no idea how inspiring Inspiration Overlook may be, or how useful the Emergency Idea Generator could be, but I suspect they will be for some. And as awful warnings if nothing else, you do not want to spend too much time on Procrastination Patio, let alone Desperation Drop. You can find this work, along with all Grant...

Word count infographic shows how many words till Babel
July 22, 2014 | 12:24 pm

wordcountgalleryUK men's lifestyle giveaway magazine ShortList, last seen in TeleRead defending literary coolness, has just aired an infographic detailing the vagaries of literary length by word count, from the very longest epics to haiku. Interestingly, the infographic is credited to printer supplies chain Cartridge Discount, which must obviously be very concerned over all the paper and ink that people are spending on printing out their digitized copies of War and Peace. (Foolish people, haven't you heard of Paperwhite screens?) Anyway, for however many words it's worth, here it is.  ...

Worried about ebook theft? Here’s the whole story – in pictures
July 3, 2014 | 2:25 pm

whos-stealing-ebooksThe issue of ebook piracy, whether a serious concern or just an obsession with media owners, simply won't go away. And web hosting blog Who Is Hosting This? has just released a handy infographic on the subject, commissioned from UK design studio NeoMam Studios, that lays it all out for you in black and white – plus blue and a little pink. Naturally, there's considerable argument about the actual data and information on this topic. For instance, the $8.19 billion forecast in the infographic for projected revenue from U.S. ebook sales by 2017 hardly looks significantly impacted by the paltry $10...

The ABCs of digital literacy
June 17, 2014 | 12:25 pm

The-ABCs-of-Information-Literacy-InfographicA friend sent me an infographic that offers an 'ABC' of digital literacy which I found interesting. It begins with 'A is for Access; B is for Bias...' and goes from there. I appreciated that they included 'educator' and 'librarian' amongst their alphabet of options. We forget sometimes that even in this age of the e-info smorgasbord, we still need people to help guide our learning and our media choices. I especially miss our former school library specialist (cut for budgetary reasons some years ago) at this time of year, when part of the end-of-school cleanup involves shelving the towering pile...

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 www.financesonline.com | 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: TopWebDesignSchools.org 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...