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恐怖小说家詹姆斯·帕特森位列福布斯作家榜榜首

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小编摘要:福布斯最赚钱作家榜出炉,恐怖小说作家詹姆斯·帕特森位列榜首,《暮光之城》系列作者斯蒂芬妮.梅尔位列第五,《哈利波特》系列作者J.K.罗琳却不在前十名之列。

导读:恐怖小说作家詹姆斯·帕特森以去年年收入8400万美金排名福布斯最赚钱作家榜首位,《暮光之城》系列作者斯蒂芬妮·梅尔位列第五,《哈利波特》系列作者J.K.罗琳却没能在前十名中找到自己的一席之位。64岁的詹姆斯·帕特森去年出版了10本书,以侦探恐怖小说占据了青少年市场的大半边天。而罗琳未进福布斯榜,是因为她拒绝以电子书形式出版她的小说,以至失去了阅读市场的半壁江山。

Thriller writer James Patterson is the world's highest-paid author after earning $84m (£50.9m) in the past year, according to Forbes magazine.

His estimated earnings dwarf those of second-placed author Danielle Steel, who made $35m (£21.2m) from May 2010 to April 2011, the survey says.

Forbes used sales figures to compile the list, as well as input from literary agents, managers and editors.

There was no place in the Top 10 for Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Prolific Patterson - who often works with co-writers - released 10 books in the past year as part of a 17-book deal with publisher Hachette reportedly worth $150m (£90.7m).

The 64-year-old writes novels for the teenage market as well as murder mysteries and e-books.

A new film based around his detective character Alex Cross, starring Tyler Perry, is due for release next year.

 

I, Alex Cross, follows 1997's Kiss the Girls and 2001's Along Came a Spider, in which Patterson's hero was played by Morgan Freeman.

Horror writer Stephen King is ranked at number three with earnings of $28m (£16.9m), while mystery writer Janet Evanovich is fourth with $22m (£13.3m).

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer and adventure writer Rick Riordan each earned an estimated $21m (£12.7m), which saw them ranked joint fifth.

There is no place in the Top 10 for Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who, according to Forbes, earned just $5m (£3m) over the year.

According to Forbes' Jeff Bercovici, though, the sale of electronic editions of her books on the new Pottermore website would ensure higher earnings this year.

"Until now, Rowling has declined to sell any electronic editions of her books, forsaking her share of a category that nearly tripled in US sales last year to $441m [£267m]," he wrote.

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