Infographics: Top Reads, and Top Crimes

Two infographics shared with you today. The first from my criminology interests, shared with me by Mike Joba. The second from Visually. Note that this infographic, on Top Read Books of the World, is quite controversial – noticeably it is slanted to the Western world, with no mention of the Holy Qur’an, read by millions everyday, and a book like The Hobbit sold many more copies than say, Dan Brown.

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My Goals Infographic @piktochart #ROW80

In the previous post, Laura Orsini’s infographic on writing goals gave me an idea. Being a visual person I love infographics – good ones with charts and things. So why not create one for myself?

Update – After the first ROW80 challenge of the year also pointed out I could list my goals, I decided to double up and point out this post to my fellow ROw80 participants.

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A case for author networking — INFOGRAPHIC

Marcie Brock created an author infographic. I’ve pinned this.

Marcie Brock, Book Marketing Maven

A case for author networking — INFOGRAPHIC

Back in May, before the Author Blog Challenge got underway, I did a post about infographics and declared my intention to explore this popular new communication tool.I finally had some time and decided to apply the infographics technique to our ongoing conversation about the benefits of networking to authors.

Is it the  best infographic ever created? Probably not. Is it a solid first attempt? I’d say so.

I used a program called infogr.am for the formatting, but relied primarily on Photoshop to create the individual components of the infographic. Also downloaded a new toy called Inkscape, which I played with briefly but did not use for the creation of this image. It’s a free graphics program that looks like it will be a nice ancillary tool to use in concert with Photoshop.

Here’s the thing. I’ve never been trained in graphic…

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