The world's highest-paid authors, 2012.

From the Guardian:

James Patterson and Stephen King might still top Forbes' yearly round-up of the world's richest authors, but the magazine is predicting its list will look a little more female-friendly next year.

Top-earning kidlit author on the list (I'm not counting John Grisham, because barf) is Jeff Kinney. Then Suzanne Collins, JKR, Stephenie Meyer, and Rick Riordan.

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