Infographic: Kindle Books by Category

I’ve been to Amazon’s Kindle Store many times of course but recently I realized that I still didn’t have a very good grasp of how the books are distributed between the various book categories. What is there more of, fiction or nonfiction? Which categories have the most books?

Since visual charts and graphs are sometimes a better way to get “the big picture” I decided to put together an Infographic showing the relative sizes of each category in the Kindle Store (US).

The data I used came directly from Amazon’s book count for each category. You should keep in mind that many Kindle books are placed in two categories and that probably explains why “Genre Fiction” has so many books – it makes a good “second” category when publishers are asked to choose two categories.

Here is my Infographic showing Kindle Books by Category. Enjoy!

Kindle Books by Category Infographic