Top Ten Infographic

The following infographic was created by a graphic artist named Jared Fanning from data drawn from The list was compiled by freelance writer James Chapman. It claims to show the top ten most popular books that have been printed and sold. The artist/author point out that some other books may have been printed more, but did not have correspondingly high sales.

I like the bright colors and retro styling. The info is clean and easy to grasp. Some of the results are surprising. For example, almost twice as many copies of the Twilight Saga have been printed and read than that of The Diary of Anne Frank?! And it occurs to me that this data may be out of date considering the recent popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey. This image was created at least six months ago.

What about you? Are there any books you are surprised to see on this list? Are there any missing that you think should have been included?


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I am a woman working in the Twin Cities as a programming Librarian.
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1 Response to Top Ten Infographic

  1. runoffwriter says:

    I am surprised by this…. interesting to look over. Tweeted it (now if only my number of followers grows that’ll really mean something!)

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