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Justin Kissel
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« on: October 03, 2014, 10:11:20 AM »

Best Selling Book Covers

I started to wonder: are there trends to be found among book covers?

Popular colors? Common layouts? Once again late night musings necessitate data!

So I gathered the book covers for Top 10 Best Selling books from USA Today. I wrote a script to grab the Top-10 covers every week (actually 4 weeks per month, 48 weeks a year) from 2000 to 2012. USA Today does a great job of aggregating book sales information from tons of sources, and their Top-10 list is easier to use than most other similar digests if you want a broad census for what people are reading.

How does one visualize ~6000 book covers (about 1300 individual books)? ALL AT ONCE!

Here is what 12 years of Top-10 book covers looks like...

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Great googly moogly!

« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 05:58:23 PM »

Don't judge a book by it's cover angel

The Lord gathers his sheep, I fear I am a goat. Lord have mercy.

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