Bias, She Wrote: The Gender Balance of the New York Times Best Sellers list by Rosie Cima
I went through the New York Times Best Seller list in fiction from 1950 to present, and for each year measured the ratio of books-written-by-women to books-written-by men and tracked that over time. I then broke that analysis down further, to examine trends within and between genres. The essay centers on four interactive visualizations, built in D3.
CreditsRussell Goldenberg -- design/code support Matt Daniels -- editor Ilia Blinderman -- consult