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Top-Earning Authors

Forbes released its list of top-earning authors of 2011 today, and science fiction and fantasy authors dominate the list, taking nine of the 15 slots. The genre authors are:

1.   James Patterson: $94 million

2.   Stephen King: $39 million

7.   Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb: $23 million

9.    Suzanne Collins: $20 million

10. Dean Koontz: $19 million

11. J.K. Rowling: $17 million

12. George R.R. Martin: $15 million

13. Stephenie Meyer: $14 million

15. Rick Riordan: $13 million

For the entire list, see the Forbes website.

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