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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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YESSSSS! No sign of Stephanie Meyer! Yeah, that right….

Posted by All Was Well on December 23, 2009, 09:00 AM report to moderator
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whoooooo its great to not see the twilight writer on there

Posted by lilmisssnape on December 23, 2009, 09:49 AM report to moderator
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This is a well deserved, remarkable achievement!

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on December 23, 2009, 09:51 AM report to moderator
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To those who posted something about Twilight not being there, its at no. 23. Anyway, Congrats, Jo! I’m quite surprised that Roger Hargreaves is there. I love his little Mr. Men books, but I didn’t think they were that popular.

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on December 23, 2009, 11:48 AM report to moderator
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Congrats to jk rowling! The difference in sales between the number one and number two spot is incredible! Yay

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on December 23, 2009, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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YES 1ST COMMENT!!:-)

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on December 23, 2009, 12:40 PM report to moderator
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Was there really any question? I didn’t think that anyone had even come close to Rowling in sales. I’m disappointed that Terry Pratchett is only fifth…

Posted by redwall_hp on December 23, 2009, 01:02 PM report to moderator
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I’m not surprised! She writes great books that appeal to all ages. Congrats J.K!

Posted by Figment on December 23, 2009, 01:53 PM report to moderator
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that is verry exciting

Posted by alicia00 on December 23, 2009, 02:38 PM report to moderator
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JK Rowling is AWESOME!!! She deserves to be in first Place!!!!!!!

I do wish though that the Movies version was closer to the Book version!!! I know that sometimes they have to leave out parts, but the Movies would even be more awesome, if they followed the books version.!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on December 23, 2009, 02:47 PM report to moderator
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2421 Points

Woohoo! Another top spot.

And Twilight isn’t in the top ten! Lmao

Posted by Mr. Brightside on December 23, 2009, 03:37 PM report to moderator
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Oh! how exciting!! SQUEE!!! By all means Congrats Jo, you deserve it!!! it is really impressive to see the statistics! I mean we all knew HP was awesome beyond words, but its nice to see figures prove how special it is!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on December 23, 2009, 03:50 PM report to moderator
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yay!! she’s so deserving of this title! she’s worked so hard!

Posted by lovelylily143 on December 23, 2009, 04:17 PM report to moderator
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I’m not surprised that she made the number one list. What was surprising is the difference between the volumes of books compared to the other authors. Nevertheless, I highly doubt anybody will come close to her numbers anytime soon.

Posted by leigia on December 23, 2009, 04:52 PM report to moderator
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Congrats J.K. :0)

Posted by get1nexttime on December 23, 2009, 05:41 PM report to moderator
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