Eco-merits of e-readers versus print – in infographic

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 19, 2015 // 7 Comments

CustomMade, a platform that focuses on putting together individual custom-makers with consumers, has just shared an infographic comparing the ecological benefits and footprint of e-readers versus traditional print books. In their own context, this could be about persuading people that the [...]

You’re never too old for literary fame and fortune

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

For all those talented writers still plugging away in obscurity, here’s today’s ray of hope – an infographic from Tesco’s Blinkbox Books, which asks “What age did the greatest authors publish their most famous works?” The original page itself is in fact a fully [...]

Get creative with this infographic of inspirational imaginary beings

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

Travel blog produced this rather wonderful infographic of imaginary beings from the world over, gathering an entire Borges bestiary-worth of fabulous creatures. And even the most enthusiastic collector of imaginary fauna is likely to find novelties here. For instance, the Guita Xica is a [...]

Your handy all-in-one guide to the publishing process

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Just in case any readers out there still needed to be walked through the intricacies of how books get published in the old-fashioned way, here’s a handy step-by-misstep guide to how it all happens pre-digital disruption, courtesy of Mariah Bear and publisher Weldon Owen. And although I do [...]

NYT delivers the art of misery, Russian style

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The New York Times has just shared a wonderful infographic on the great writers and works of Russian literature – “Unhappy in Their Own Ways.” And for anyone looking to reinforce their preconception that Russian literature is all some great Love and Death-style landscape of [...]

Battle of the genres (infographic)

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
October 27, 2014 // 4 Comments

This is probably the best looking infographic I’ve seen in a long time. It’s showing some of the best-selling books of all time, sorted by genre, to show the best-selling genres of all time. You can quibble with a few of their choices The Thorn Birds as YA? Why only one book in magical [...]

Infographic: How Americans spend their tablet time

By Joanna Cabot
July 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

A cute interactive infographic  came my way this weekend from the folks at Kensington, exploring how Americans use their tablet devices. There was nothing earth-shaking here, but a few fun facts, including who is most likely to use their tablet in the bathroom (men), who is more likely to prefer a [...]

Infographic from Sainsbury’s on slowing ebook growth

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

There’s been lots of discussion lately on slowing eBook growth and the possible reasons behind it. I personally liked Barry Eisler’s analysis, discussing that there’s a difference between ebook sales slowing and the growth of sales slowing. If you haven’t read the article, [...]

Popular Electronic Devices In 2013 (Infographic)

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 8, 2014 // 2 Comments

Here’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 [...]

The Life & Times of the Travel Guidebook (Infographic)

By Dan Eldridge
September 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Could 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 [...]

Infographic: E-Reader vs. Octopus Tech Battle! Which is Better?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 5, 2013 // 3 Comments

No, 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 [...]

The public library: Historic artifact or adaptive success?

By Dan Eldridge
April 30, 2013 // 6 Comments

The 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 [...]

Infographic: The Fall of Apple

By Dan Eldridge
April 11, 2013 // 7 Comments

It’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, [...]

How Many Americans Are Regular Readers?

By Dan Eldridge
February 3, 2013 // 5 Comments

The 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 [...]

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