The DNA of a Successful Book [infographic]

Countless books are published every year–by publishing powerhouses, small and niche-specific publishing houses, publishers dedicated solely to e-Books, and more books than ever before are now being published independently, mostly because of the rise of the e-Reader. A downright miniscule number of these books will go on to achieve much success, and even fewer will rank on bestseller lists or receive any other type of literary accolade. When it comes to the seemingly overnight success of now-hugely popular books and series while most others, even those within the same genre and some arguable more well-written, end up filling clearance racks, one must wonder what exactly makes one book hit the literary jackpot while others are destined to merely fade into obscurity.

Hiptype, a platform for data-driven book publishing, presents the following infographic that lays out what makes a successful book in three areas–content, genre, and readers. Find out where genres rank in popularity by gender, the top-grossing fiction genres, and what types of readers will likely purchase a book, for what price, and approximately how many will actually finish reading it.

The DNA of a Successful Book [Infographic]
Presented by Hiptype

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