Millionare dating club
There are only nine authors who have achieved this: Rowling (eight books have topped a million sales), Dan Brown (five), Stephenie Meyer (four), Stieg Larsson and Philip Pullman (both three), Julia Donaldson, Khaled Hosseini and Fielding (both two).
But there are those rare writers who manage to either sell a lot of books or make rather a lot of money and for whom first class has become statutory.Earlier this month, it was revealed that Joanne Harris’s bestselling novel Chocolat (1999) had officially passed the one million copies mark, placing her in what The Bookseller called the “Millionaire’s Club”.Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper (2003) followed suit, as did John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2006).When you consider that, at the last count, 118,000 books were published in 2011 alone, of which 21,000 were adult fiction, that’s slim pickings indeed.(Authors who published their work decades or even centuries ago aren’t counted.) Within this modern bestselling elite there is an even more exclusive club – those who have sold more than one million copies of more than one book.