Stephenie Meyer No.2 in Top Ten Earning Authors
According to Forbes Stephenie Meyer is the second highest paid author earning over $40m last year.
Vampire romance author Stephenie Meyer ranks second this year. Her Twilight series has become such a juggernaut that despite not releasing a new title in 2009, she earned $40 million over the year. About $7 million of that came from movies adapted from the Twilight series. In June the third Twilight installment pulled in $175 million in its first six days, the most successful first week of any movie of 2010.
James Patterson came in top earning $70m.
The top ten list is as follows –
#1 James Patterson
#2 Stephenie Meyer
#3 Stephen King
#4 Danielle Steele
#5 Ken Follett
#6 Dean Koontz
#7 Janet Evanovich
#8 John Grisham
#9 Nicholas Sparks
#10 JK Rowling