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...