Dream Big

As an author, how much success can you envision?Andy Scheer 2014

by Andy Scheer

Business magazine Forbes recently reported the past year’s top-earning authors.

Totals include earnings from print, ebook, and audiobook sales, plus TV and movie earnings.

James Patterson, $90 million

Dan Brown, $28 million
Nora Roberts, $23 million
Danielle Steel, $22 million
Janet Evanovich, $20 million

Jeff Kinney, $17 million
Veronica Roth, $17 million
John Grisham, $17 million
Stephen King, $17 million
Suzanne Collins, $16 million
J. K. Rowling, $14 million
George R.R. Martin, $12 million
David Baldacci, $11 million

Rick Riordan, $10 million
E.L. James, $10 million
Gillian Flynn, $9 million
John Green, $9 million

That represents a lot of books, but just the tip of the publishing iceberg.

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About Andy Scheer

With more than 30 years in publishing, Andy Scheer has provided freelance editorial services since 2010. He has edited fiction and nonfiction for publishers including Moody, WinePress, and BelieversPress, as well as for clients including Dirk Cussler, McNair Wilson, DiAnn Mills, Heather Day Gilbert, and Sammy Tippit.

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