Readers….if you love fine literature….here’s a tidbit that might make you feel a bit…ahem….grey. Last year, EL James was number one in the highest-earning authors list. She earned $95m between June 2012 and June 2013, more than James Patterson at ($91m), and Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins at $55m.

The list, compiled annually by Forbes magazine , show James’s bestseller sold faster than any other book in history – more than 70m books were sold in the US in the first eight months.

Other top earners were Bill O’Reilly at $28m and Danielle Steel at $26 million. JK Rowling earned a paltry 13 million….things were sure better when she was hanging out at Hogwarts!

For more fascinating facts, tune into my show The Book Report.


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