There is nothing like sitting down, and reading a page turner. But have you ever wondered what makes a book good? This infographic breaks down the DNA of a successful book.

First it looks at the content, which is the most important part of the book. I mean without it, there wouldn’t be one. Books with a female protagonist are more likely to become a bestseller and men are 10 times more likely to show interest in books that feature a male protagonist.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about what makes a successful book.

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The DNA of a Successful Book

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide and virtually, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-present. He joined the SXSW advisory board in 2019.

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