E.L. JAMES The ’50 Shades’ Author Tops Forbes ‘Top-Earning Author’s’ List

"50 Shades Of Grey" Book Signing At San Diego Comic-Con 2012

I don’t think will come as a surprise to many people, but the author of the 50 Shades of Grey erotica series, E.L. James, has found herself sitting in the #1 spot on Forbes annual Top-Earning Author’s list.  Not a bad list to top at all!  James‘ earnings were estimated at $95 million!  WOW! That’s incredible!  James beat out other authors such as James Patterson, Suzanne Collins, Stephen King and George R.R. Martin.

Of course I’m sure James’ earnings are only going to grow in 2014 when the film adaptation of the hit books is set to hit theatres.  She already earned $5 million for the film adaptation and I’m sure that whatever her next novel is, her fans will rush to pick it up!