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10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:43 pm

This list surprised me to who is missing. :shock:

http://addicted2success.com/news/forbes ... _159197198
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby raisindot » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:00 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:This list surprised me to who is missing. :shock:

http://addicted2success.com/news/forbes ... _159197198



Yes, it surprises me, too, that God isn't on the list, although He does a better job of collecting royals than royalties. :D
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:01 pm

It was all those ghost writers he used. But talk about milking a franchise! :lol:
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:32 pm

This seems a very American based list, it claims to be world but

1. No specific date range for the data is supplied
2. No sources are indicated, Amazon.com could well give this list but doesn't represent real world book (or even download) sales

In short I don't believe a word of it :roll:
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:48 pm

I had to look James Patterson up on wiki! :lol: The only novel I already 'knew' was Along came a spider which I would have sworn was written by Jeffrey Archer up until now... :P

How Stephen King's come 3rd is baffling - unless they're going on pure book sales and not TV/film adaptations... :roll: And I'm pleased to say I'm pretty sure I've never even picked up a Danielle Steel :twisted:
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:11 pm

Yes it's Bloomindale I believe.
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby RSoak » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:38 am

Shocked not to see Rowling on there actually.
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:23 pm

I love Patterson's Maximum Ride series, but never read anything else of his. not surprising he'd make the list. Like stephen King he put out, like, what? 5 books a year? :/
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby raisindot » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:28 pm

raptornx01 wrote:I love Patterson's Maximum Ride series, but never read anything else of his. not surprising he'd make the list. Like stephen King he put out, like, what? 5 books a year? :/


But half of these are 'collaborations' with other authors, as in, "I'll let you use my name and give you a rough outline, and you write the story, and I get 50% of the royalties."
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:01 pm

raisindot wrote:
raptornx01 wrote:I love Patterson's Maximum Ride series, but never read anything else of his. not surprising he'd make the list. Like stephen King he put out, like, what? 5 books a year? :/


But half of these are 'collaborations' with other authors, as in, "I'll let you use my name and give you a rough outline, and you write the story, and I get 50% of the royalties."


I'd take that deal.
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby chris.ph » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:11 pm

so did pterry with the long earth :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: 10 Highest grossing Authors

Postby ChristianBecker » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:32 am

RSoak wrote:Shocked not to see Rowling on there actually.

Well, it's this year's sales. So I'm rather shocked to see King that high on the list. Or rather baffled. I miss Goethe, however :D.
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