The Anatomy of a Best-Selling Book (Infographic)

Fancy writing a blockbuster novel?

Although there is no magic formula for being the next J.K. Rowling or Stephenie Meyers, it turns out there are certain commonalities between our most popular books.

Global English Editing have crunched the numbers on the factors which determine a successful book. Did you know that the average length of a best seller is 375 pages, books with a female protagonist are more likely to be successful, and that romance books are easily the top grossing genre in the United States?

If you’re publishing an e-book, Amazon might be the best bet –– the company controls more than half of the e-book market. Authors also get to keep 70 percent of what they make on Amazon.

Check out more fun facts about writing a best-selling book in the infographic below.

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