The World's Top-Earning Authors: With '50 Shades,' E.L. James Debuts At No. 1
The club of the world's top-selling authors is an exclusive one, with only a few established paths to entry. Many of its members have been in it for decades, like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, who were both born in 1947 and published their first novels,
, in 1973. This year, Steel is No. 5 on the list and King is No. 10.
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