Friday, August 10, 2012

Forbes's Highest-Paid Authors List: Women Gaining Ground

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Forbes's Highest-Paid Authors List: Women Gaining Ground

Although men still occupy four of the top five spots on Forbes magazine's "World's Top-Earning Authors" list, this year it has been women "who've been making the boldest moves." Suzanne Collins, E.L. James and J.K. Rowling all edged up the charts. Thanks to the success of HBO's Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin didn't do so badly, either. The top-earning authors were:

1.James Patterson ($94 million)

2.Stephen King ($39 million)

3.Janet Evanovich ($33 million)

4.John Grisham ($26 million)

5.Jeff Kinney ($25 million)

6.Bill O'Reilly ($24 million)

7.Nora Roberts ($23 million)

8.Danielle Steel ($23 million)

9.Suzanne Collins ($20 million)

10.Dean Koontz ($19 million)

11.J.K. Rowling ($17 million)

12.George R.R. Martin ($15 million)

13.Stephenie Meyer ($14 million)

14.Ken Follett ($14 million)

15.Rick Riordan ($13 million)

Taken from Shelf Awareness.

Have you read any of these authors?  Which are your favorites?
I like Patterson, Roberts, and Collins.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I like King, Patterson,and Grisham, and also enjoy Dean Koontz. I used to read Danielle Steel but have gotten away from her books.