Thursday, June 27, 2013

Can Some Authors Make Money?

Forbes just released their annual list of the most powerful celebrities, which bases its ranking on a combination of estimated earnings as well as what it rates as  "TV/radio rank; press rank; marketability rank; and social rank."

Several authors made the cut. EL James is No. 3 and James Patterson is No. 6. Here are the highest-earning authors of the past year:

#42 E.L. James ($95 million)
#44 James Patterson ($91 million)
#69 Rachael Ray ($30 million)
#75 Stephen King ($20 million)
382 J.K. Rowling ($13 million)
#87 Suzanne Collins ($55 million)

Who said there’s no money in book publishing?


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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2013

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