Highest earning adult fiction author (current year)
Who
EL James
What
95000000 US dollar(s)
Where
United Kingdom
When
According to figures published by Forbes magazine in August 2013, the world’s highest-earning fiction writer is Erika Leonard James (published as E L James), author of the Fifty Shades… series of novels. During the period June 2012 to June 2013, the British author netted a cool US$95million, beating previous record holder – the American writer James Patterson, who finished the 12-months with an almost-as-impressive US$91m. The Fifty Shades… novels have proved a commercial phenomenon, selling 70 million copies during the first eight months that they were on sale in the USA alone.