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Telegraph: J. K. Rowling Bestselling Author of the Decade

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2009, 07:45 PM

The Telegraph has ranked Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling in the number one spot of their list compiling the top 100 bestselling authors of the decade.  With over twenty-nine million copies sold, Miss Rowling's novels beat out books by such other authors as Dan Brown, John Grisham, J. R. R. Tolkien, William Shakespeare, and Frank McCourt.  According to the paper, sales figures the Harry Potter novels released from the year 2000 to 2009 total 225.9 million pounds.  The top ten bestselling authors are as follows:

           Author              Volume sold  Value 

  1. J K Rowling 29,084,999     £225.9m
  2. Roger Hargreaves 14,163,141 £26.6m 
  3. Dan Brown 13,372,007 £74.1m 
  4. Jacqueline Wilson 12,673,148 £69.9m  
  5. Terry Pratchett 10,455,397 £77.2m
  6. John Grisham 9,862,998 £65.9m  
  7. Richard Parsons 9,561,776 £49.2m 
  8. Danielle Steel 9,119,149 £51m 
  9. James Patterson 8,172,647 £53.8m 
  10. Enid Blyton 7,910,758 £31.2m

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10839 Points

YAY!!!! woo no one came even close! "D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on December 27, 2009, 02:29 PM report to moderator
1575 Points

If you had told me 10 years ago Jo would outrank Terry Pratchett I wouldn’t have believed you. Today it just feels right and well deserved. Way to go, Jo!

Posted by Spinner's End ^HISS^ (ITC) on December 28, 2009, 03:39 PM report to moderator
796 Points

I don’t know where I’d be if JK Rowling had never written Harry Potter.
My life would be COMPLETELY different!!
so thank you jo ♥ ♥

Posted by TheGirlWhoLived♥ on January 07, 2010, 06:27 AM report to moderator
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