Each year, Forbes magazine creates a list of the best paid authors of the year (the year runs June 2012-June 2013). In one short year, Erika Leonard raked in over $95 million dollars. Doesn't sound familiar? You may know her better as E.L. James, author of “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy. The top five includes James Patterson, who averages five books a year, Suzanne Collins of “Hunger Games” fame, Bill O’Reilly and Danielle Steele. Further down on the list are some well known names: Janet Evanovich is in 7th place with $24 million, Stephen King is 10th bringing in $20 million, J.K. Rowling is at 15th with $13 million, and Game of Thrones scribe George R.R. Martin ranks 16th with $12 million.
August 18, 2013