15 highest-paid authors of 2012

I look at this list and there’s such a disparity evident in the level of writing talent and the listed authors’ financial and publishing success.

Besides Stephen King, that is, who is a brilliant writer.

It’s really disheartening to see the low quality type of fiction that is being read by millions of people today while many gifted writers struggle to get their works to even be noticed.

15 highest-paid authors of 2012

Each year, Forbes estimates the earnings of writers based on conversations with authors, publishers, and others, as well as reference materials like the Nielsen BookScan numbers. On the 2012 list of top-earning scribes you’ll see some familiar names but there’s at least one big headline: Female authors are making in-roads on a list that some years has seemed to be an old-boys club. Check out the 15 writers who made the cut in 2012.

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