Authors write characters we want to, or don’t want to be like –that they set in worlds that are either ordinary or extraordinary. Both work. A hero is only a hero of an author’s tale unless they overcome great odds or equally as great villains in an author’s tale.
According to Forbes latest line up of authors who not only write good narratives but that have good marketing too, here’s the top ten authors and what they’ve raked up in monetarily value and notoriety, in parentheses, that Forbes knows about:
A. James Patterson ($70M)
B. Stephenie Meyer ($40M)
C. Stephen King ($34M)
D. Danielle Steel ($32M)
E. Ken Follett ($20M)
F. Dean Koontz ($18M)
G. Janet Evanovich ($16M)
H. John Grisham ($15M)
I. Nicholas Sparks ($14M)
J. J. K. Rowling ($10M)
What a stellar effort. Meanwhile Oprah‘s book club in non-Forbes news, touts a guide to reading the works of Nobel prize winning, William Faulkner (an American writer who greatly influenced Toni Morrison‘s work, who is Oprah’s favorite author). To read about some of Faulkner’s writing techniques via Oprah’s team, go here.
To read the top ten authors best-selling genres, and secrets of money trail literary success, go here to Forbes.Com to read. Hollywood teaches us in film that genre-fusions become ‘the next best thing.’ So there’s some food for thought for all potential novelists to imagine.
[Above is a timely book for our political times regarding Washington and the Middle East, in this Romeo & Juliet story simply titled Courage to Love, set in Israel and Gaza by Robert Ellis. Clink on book cover to learn more. Images of William Faulkner and vintage Chloe Wofford (Toni Morrison) courtesy of blogs 1 & 2]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California, USA. 8.20.10~
August 21, 2010 | Categories: Authors, Courage To Love, Janet Evanovich, Novels, Robert Ellis, Stephenie Meyer, World News, World Peace | Tags: Authors, Chloe Whofford, Courage To Love, Danielle Steel, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, Ken Follett, Novels, Robert Ellis, Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer, Toni Morrison, World News, World Peace, Writers | Leave A Comment »