The author James Patterson earns the most in the world on its books, according to Dagens Industri.
In the last year “Alex Cross” -författaren withdrawn 762 million kronor, according to Forbes listed the top 15 best-paid writers in the world. Income gap to second and third place is huge, with “Paper towns” -författaren John Green is 223 million and “Insurgent” -författaren Veronica Roth 214 million.
In Sweden, Patterson is not as established as in the US, where the diligent author has published 34 books only in 2014 and 2015. Here he is perhaps best known for having written the thriller “Postcard Killers” with Liza Marklund.
Among the others on the list as Havat over 100 million are authors whose books have been filmed, such as Suzanne Collins (“The Hunger Games”), Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl” and “Dark Places”), EL James (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), George RR Martin ( “Game of Thrones”) and Stephen King (“Under the Dome”).