Women move up Forbes list of top-earning authors

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Women move up Forbes list of top-earning authors
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 1:56am

"James Patterson and Stephen King still top Forbes’ annual list of the world’s richest authors, but the magazine has its eye on three women writers who stand to move up the list next year."


15 top-earning authors:

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. JK 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. 

Do you read any of the above authors? Does it matter to you if a book is written by a man or woman?

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 1:02pm

Having a had a child of 'that age', I've read some of JK Rowling, of course. But other than that, none of my favorite authors are listed. But then, I tend towards sci-fi/fantasy and non-fiction science, so that makes sense! LOL! I wouldn't read Bill O'Reilly if you paid me!

Edited to add:  I don't prefer female authors over male authors, but I have noticed that they tend to write from a different perspective when it comes to fiction.