The 14 Top-Earning Authors – 2016


These 14 writers earned $269 million over the last 12 months from their novels, with television and movie adaptations helping sales.

The 14 Top Earning Authors:

  1. James Patterson – $95 million
  2. Jeff Kinney – $19.5 million
  3. J. K. Rowling  – $19 million
  4. John Grisham – $18 million
  5. Stephen King – $15 million
  6. Nora Roberts – $15 million
  7. Danielle Steel – $15 million
  8. E L James – $14 million
  9. John Green – $10 million
  10. Veronica Roth – $10 million
  11. Paula Hawkins – $10 million
  12. Dan Brown – $9,5 million
  13. Rick Riordan – $9,5 million
  14. George R R Martin – $9,5 million

A new author on the list is Paula Hawkins. Her novel The Girl on the Train has topped bestseller lists, and the movie adaptation will be released later this year.

Read the full article here: Forbes

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by Amanda Patterson

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