Forbes latest news. In the exclusive list of best-selling authors in the world, where there are Danielle Steel and Stephen King for example, has just been included E.L. James with her famous books Fifty Shades of Grey, ranking no. 1 of the world highest paid this year. Earnings estimated: $95 million. Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is a gold mine for E. L. James.
Forbes bases its calculations on sales data, published data and information provided by other sources, between June 2012 and June 2013.
Congratulations, Erika, you are one of the best!
**Erika Leonard, better known by the pseudonym E. L. James, was born in 1963 in London. Although she started writing fan fiction under the pen name Snowqueens Icedragon, she is the famous author of the erotic romance novels trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. It’s estimated that the joint novels have sold over 35 million copies in USA and over 70 million copies worldwide, setting the record as the fastest selling paperback of every time. Last year, Time magazine named her one of The World 100 Most Influential People and now, being no.1 in Forbes list, she is one of the most important authors of this century.
Once you’re in charge of your job, your house, your children, getting the food on the table, doing all of this, all of the time, it’d be nice for someone else to be in charge for a bit maybe.
If you’ve been married for 400 years, as I have, it’s nice to experience first love again and you can vicariously through a book.
And of course: I think women love to read love stories.
Remember: Fifty Shades of Grey will soon be brought to the big screen.
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