Showing posts with label janet evanovich. Show all posts
Showing posts with label janet evanovich. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 14

Forbes: The World's Highest Paid Authors

From The Guardian:
The world's highest-paid authors, according to Forbes:

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 RR Martin: $15 million
13. Stephenie Meyer: $14 million
14. Ken Follett: $14 million
15. Rick Riordan: $13 million
I could live with being number 16! :p

Read more here: Forbes richest authors list 2012: James Patterson takes the crown.

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Photo credit: James Patterson

Thursday, August 18

Highest Paid Writers of 2011

The earnings below are from sales made between May 2010 and April 2011.

#1 James Patterson: 84 million
- Alex Cross series
- Maximum Ride series
- Many, many, others

#2 Danielle Steel: 35 million
- Jewels, The Ghost, Matters of the Heart

#3 Stephen King: 28 million
- The Shining, Salem's Lot, It

#4 Janet Evanovich: 22 million

- Stephanie Plum

#5 Stephenie Meyer: 21 million
- Twilight Series

#6 Rick Riordan: 21 million
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

#7 Dean Koontz: 19 million
- Demon Seed, Strangers

#8 John Grisham: 18 million
- The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Runaway Jury

#9 Jeff Kinney: 17 million
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid

#10 Nicholas Sparks: 16 million
- The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, A Walk to Remember

This information is based on these articles:
- Highest Paid Authors of 2011
- James Patterson brand makes him worlds best-paid writer
- James Patterson tops Forbes list of top-earning writers

Wednesday, August 17

Janet Evanovich & Kathryn Stockett: The newest writers to sell a million Kindle Books

On August 16th Amazon announced that Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum books) and Kathryn Stockett (The Help) are the newest authors to sell over a million ebooks on Amazon.

Current members of the Kindle Million Club are:
- Stieg Larsson
- James Patterson
- Nora Roberts
- Charlaine Harris
- Lee Child
- Suzanne Collins
- Michael Connelly
- John Locke
“Kathryn Stockett is the first debut novelist to join the Million Club, and Kindle customers were highly engaged with her book right from its publication,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “It’s as exciting to see Kindle readers propel a new author’s career as it is to see them add to the success of a long-time Amazon best-selling author like Janet Evanovich.”

"Wow! I'm thrilled to join such a talented group of writers who've also reached this million-copy milestone,” said Janet Evanovich. “I'm so grateful to my readers and look forward to reaching more milestones with them and with Amazon in the years to come."

Janet Evanovich is the #1 best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels as well as 12 romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and graphic novels, “Wicked Appetite” (the first book in the Lizzy and Diesel series,) and “How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.” Her latest novel, “Smokin’ Seventeen,” has spent over 100 days on the Kindle Best Seller list.

Kathryn Stockett is the author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller “The Help.” After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. “The Help” is her debut novel, and on August 10, 2011, the movie adaptation hit theaters across the U.S.
Read the rest of the article here: Janet Evanovich and Kathryn Stockett Join the Kindle Million Club