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Telegraph: J. K. Rowling Bestselling Author of the Decade

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2009, 07:45 PM

The Telegraph has ranked Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling in the number one spot of their list compiling the top 100 bestselling authors of the decade.  With over twenty-nine million copies sold, Miss Rowling's novels beat out books by such other authors as Dan Brown, John Grisham, J. R. R. Tolkien, William Shakespeare, and Frank McCourt.  According to the paper, sales figures the Harry Potter novels released from the year 2000 to 2009 total 225.9 million pounds.  The top ten bestselling authors are as follows:

           Author              Volume sold  Value 

  1. J K Rowling 29,084,999     £225.9m
  2. Roger Hargreaves 14,163,141 £26.6m 
  3. Dan Brown 13,372,007 £74.1m 
  4. Jacqueline Wilson 12,673,148 £69.9m  
  5. Terry Pratchett 10,455,397 £77.2m
  6. John Grisham 9,862,998 £65.9m  
  7. Richard Parsons 9,561,776 £49.2m 
  8. Danielle Steel 9,119,149 £51m 
  9. James Patterson 8,172,647 £53.8m 
  10. Enid Blyton 7,910,758 £31.2m

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48 Comments

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Whooooooooo!!!!!!! Go J.K. Rowling!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on December 22, 2009, 08:51 PM report to moderator
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185 Points

No suprise! Nobody even came close to beating her. :D

Posted by Potter_Puella on December 22, 2009, 09:08 PM report to moderator
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478 Points

Go JKR!!! Only been here for a decade and where have those others been? :D

Posted by ProfessorAlice on December 22, 2009, 09:26 PM report to moderator
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428 Points

woot woot… congrats Jo!

Posted by alegria35 on December 22, 2009, 09:27 PM report to moderator
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cool!! Good Job Jo!!! :o)

Posted by johndeeregirl12 on December 22, 2009, 09:45 PM report to moderator
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That’s very awesome that JK Rowling is the No. 1 bestselling author of the decade!

Posted by harrypotter1991{ROAR} on December 22, 2009, 10:40 PM report to moderator
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Squee for Jo! Congrats! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on December 23, 2009, 12:18 AM report to moderator
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whoa. lol that’s awesome.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on December 23, 2009, 12:56 AM report to moderator
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mhm! she deserves it!! she’s a very hard working person!! ^^

Posted by Narcissa Malfoy on December 23, 2009, 02:55 AM report to moderator
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Congrats! She deserved it! 26,6 m and then 225,9 m – the gap is incredible!! :)

Posted by Pollytomat on December 23, 2009, 03:50 AM report to moderator
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I’m not surprised she won, but to have more than double the second place is totally awesome.

Posted by nounandthenouns on December 23, 2009, 04:32 AM report to moderator
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290 Points

Wait, how can she have only sold 29,084,999? According to Wikipedia the series has sold a total of 400 milllion copies. And from an old documentary I know they’d sold 150 million by 2001. That means they should have sold 250 million since then. Twilight has sold 85 million copies and it’s not even on the list.

Posted by Immortal Phoenix on December 23, 2009, 04:55 AM report to moderator
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Of course Jo won :) GO ROWLING!!

Posted by Bech7Raven [WBM] on December 23, 2009, 05:12 AM report to moderator
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No twilight here. that’s so great.
anyway, I had no doubts!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on December 23, 2009, 05:16 AM report to moderator
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Immortal Phoenix: I’m not sure but I think the explication might be that the highest numbers of solf copies are copies sold all around the world, while the number given in the paper might be just the copies sold in English ! Just a guess…

Posted by DannyHallowS on December 23, 2009, 06:28 AM report to moderator
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