Originally a 'Twilight' tribute titled 'Master of the Universe,' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' vaulted its author from fan-fiction websites straight to the top of every best-seller list. The e-book format was a key factor, giving readers an easy way to purchase the sex-filled sequels -- and a discreet way to read them in public. &#160;(Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/Getty Images)
Dean Koontz: $20 million Koontz remains the master of the creep-out. He's sold more than 450 million copies to date. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images) Source: Forbes The Top-Earning Authors Of 2013
James Patterson: $91 million Only a phenomenon the size of "Fifty Shades of Grey" could knock Patterson from his longtime perch atop the top-earning authors list, and chances are he'll be back at No. 1 next year. One out of every 17 hardcovers sold in the U.S. is his, and with his "Maximum Ride" and "Witch & Wizard" series he's increasingly as much a force in the young adult market as adult thrillers, his mainstay.(Alex Quesada/Polaris) [Photo via Newscom] Source: Forbes
Forbes names Suzanne Collins a top-earning author of 2013
Danielle Steel is the bestselling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time. And yet even she isn't immune to belittling comments about her career.
George R.R. Martin: $12 million The HBO adaptation of "Game of Thrones" made Martin the best-selling paperback writer of 2012 (after E.L. James, of course). If he wants to climb on this list, he might have to pick up his pace a bit: It took him six years to complete his last installment in the fantasy series. (Rick Scibelli/Polaris/Newscom) Source: Forbes The Top-Earning Authors Of 2013
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Rick Riordan: $14 million Riordan sold more than 5.6 million copies of his mythology-inspired young adult adventures in 2012. Two of the three best-selling children's titles were his. (Credit: Johnny Louis/WENN Photos/Newscom) Source: Forbes The Top-Earning Authors Of 2013
Rowling is back with a novel involving a writer whose acid-tipped pen may have led to murder. Publisher Little, Brown said Monday that it is publishing a second book by Robert Galbraith, the "Harry Potter" author's thriller-writing pseudonym.
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Every day in America millions of children go to bed hungry. This is very offensive to Bill O’Reilly. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (Think Tank), hosts of th.