Rating the most highly paid writers in 2017
Over the past year, Rowling earned $ 95 million Stephen King -. Only $ 15 million
During the last year 11 writers who have got to the list, alone States sold 30 million copies of their books, and their total sales in excess of $ 312, 5 million. Eliminated from the ranking this year, the author of fantasy "A Song of Ice and Fire," George P . R. Marti, of which starred the show "Game of thrones", John Green ( "Fault in Our stars") and creator of "Divergent" Veronica Roth. But it topped the list (to be expected) J. K. Rowling, who became the third in the ranking of the highest paid celebrities in 2017.
10. Rick Riordan ($ 11 million) *
Riordan fame brought a series of books, "Percy Jackson and the Olympians". Writer earns in the sale of merchandising dedicated to the franchise, and the Broadway production based on his works.
* Earnings writers mentioned in the list does not take into account taxes and other deductions. Reporting period - from 1 June 2016 to 21 May 2017.
10. Daniela Steele ($ 11 million)
Queen of love prose released during the year six books, including "Minnie in Hollywood" for children. And although it is now selling style is not the best in her career, the novel "The Duchess" is held on the bestseller list in 2017.
9. EL James ($ 11, 5 million)
Selling author of "Fifty shades of gray" books continue to roll down. No luck with the film version of James and her second novel: the film earned a worldwide box office $ 379 million - $ 200 million less than its predecessor.
8. Paula Hawkins ($ 13 million)
British writer debuted in the rankings last year and does not intend to slow down the pace. During the year, Hawkins has sold 2, 2 million books in the US, and in the autumn of 2016 left its film adaptation of the bestseller "The Girl on the Train". The rights to the adaptation of the new novel Hawkins has already bought the company Amblin Partners.
6-7. Nora Roberts ($ 14 million)
Nora Roberts - one of the richest women of the USA, and its wealth is estimated at $ 370 million.
6-7. John Grisham ($ 14 million)
"Informant" Thriller has become one of the best selling books in 2016, and the new Grisham novel "The Island of the Camino" has been on the first lines of the list of best-selling New York Times in July 2017.
5. Stephen King ($ 15 million)
Over the past year, Stephen King has sold 1, 9 million copies of his books in the US, the lion's share of which came in his 55th novel, "The post has handed over".
4. Dan Brown ($ 20 million)
The author of "The Da Vinci Code" has doubled its earnings thanks to the eight-fee for his novel "The Origin", which will be released in September.
3. Jeff Kinney ($ 21 million)
Jeff Kinney continues to make a series of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," the first book which came out 10 years ago.
2. James Patterson ($ 87 million)
The richest American writer sold at home more than 9, 5 million books in the past year. By the publication of preparing a thriller written by Patterson with Bill Clinton, for which the author received a seven-figure fee
1. J. K. Rowling ($ 95 million)
The magic of Harry Potter continues to work. Piece for the Broadway production of "Harry Potter and the cursed child" became the best-selling book in 2016, and one of Britain has sold 4, 5 million copies. Joined by Rowling and attractions devoted to Harry Potter in the park Universal Studios, and the film adaptation of the book "Fantastic Beasts and where they live."