List of best-selling fiction authors

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This is a list of best-selling fiction authors to date, in any language. While finding precise sales numbers for any given author is nearly impossible, the list is based on approximate numbers provided or repeated by reliable sources. "Best selling" refers to the estimated number of copies sold of all fiction books written or co-written by an author. To keep the list manageable, only authors with estimated sales of at least 100 million are included. Authors of comic books are not included unless they have been published in book format (for example, comic albums, manga tankōbon volumes, trade paperbacks, or graphic novels).

Authors such as Miguel de Cervantes, Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Rick Riordan, Jack Higgins and Leon Uris have not been included in the table because no exact figures could be found—although there are indications that they too have more than 100 million copies of their work in print.[citation needed]

Author Min. estimated sales Max. estimated sales Original language Genre or major works Number of books Nationality
William Shakespeare 2 billion[1] 4 billion[2] English Plays and poetry 42 English
Agatha Christie 2 billion[3] 4 billion[4] English Whodunits including the Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot series 85 English
Barbara Cartland 500 million[5] 1 billion[6] English Romance 723 English
Danielle Steel 500 million[7] 800 million[8] English Romance 179 American
Harold Robbins 750 million[9] 750 million[10] English Adventure 23 American
Georges Simenon 500 million[11] 700 million[12] French Detectives, Maigret, romans dur 570 Belgian
Enid Blyton 600 million[13] English Children's literature, Noddy, The Famous Five, The Secret Seven 800 English
Sidney Sheldon 370 million[14] 600 million[15] English Suspense 21 American
J. K. Rowling 500 million[16] English Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 15 British
Gilbert Patten 125 million[17] 500 million[18] English Adolescent adventures 209 American
Dr. Seuss 100 million[19] 500 million[20] English Children's literature 44 American
Eiichiro Oda 470 million[21][22] Japanese Manga, One Piece 96 Japanese
Leo Tolstoy 413 million[23] Russian War and Peace, Anna Karenina 48 Russian
Corín Tellado 400 million[24] 400 million[25] Spanish Romance 4,000 Spanish
Jackie Collins 250 million[26] 400 million[27] English Romance 25 English
Horatio Alger 200 million[28] 400 million[29] English Dime novels 135 American
R. L. Stine 100 million[30] 400 million[31] English Goosebumps series, Fear Street series, horror, comedy 430+ American
Dean Koontz 325 million[32] 400 million[33] English Horror, thriller, science fiction, fantasy 91 American
Nora Roberts 145 million[34] 400 million[35] English Romance 200+ American
Alexander Pushkin 357 million[23] Russian Plays, poetry, prose, Eugene Onegin 17 Russian
Stephen King 300 million[36] 350 million[37] English Horror, science fiction, fantasy, It, The Shining, The Stand, Pet Sematary, Salem's Lot, The Green Mile 70 American
Paulo Coelho 225 million[38] 350 million[39] Portuguese The Alchemist 28 Brazilian
Jeffrey Archer 250 million[40] 330 million[41] English Saga, thriller, short stories, Kane and Abel, The Clifton Chronicles 33 English
Louis L'Amour 230 million[42] 330 million[43] English Western 101 American
Jirō Akagawa 300 million[44] 330 million[45] Japanese Mystery 500+ Japanese
René Goscinny 325 million[46] French Franco-Belgian comics, Asterix, Lucky Luke, Iznogoud 108 French
Erle Stanley Gardner 100 million[47] 325 million[48] English Mystery, Perry Mason 140 American
Edgar Wallace 300 million[49] English Detective 175 English
Jin Yong 100 million[50] 300 million[51][52] Chinese Wuxia 15 Chinese
Janet Dailey 300 million[53] 300 million[54] English Romance 93 American
Robert Ludlum 110 million[55] 290 million[56] English Espionage, Jason Bourne 40 American
Akira Toriyama and Joshua kagebein 287 million[b] Japanese Manga, Dr. Slump, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Super 66 Japanese
Osamu Tezuka 276 million[69] Japanese Manga, Astro Boy, Black Jack, Buddha 62 Japanese
James Patterson 150 million[70] 275 million[71] English Thriller, Alex Cross 98 American
Frédéric Dard 200 million[72] 270 million[73] French Detective, San Antonio 300 Swiss
Stan and Jan Berenstain 200 million[74] 260 million[75] English Berenstain Bears 300+ American
Roald Dahl 200 million[76] 250 million[77] English Children's literature 50 British
John Grisham 100 million[78] 250 million[79] English Legal thriller 22 American
Zane Grey 250 million[80] English Western American
Irving Wallace 250 million[81] English Suspense American
J. R. R. Tolkien 200 million[82] 250 million[83] English The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, classical fantasy 36 English
Masashi Kishimoto 235 million[84] Japanese Manga, Naruto 72 Japanese
Karl May 100 million[85] 200 million[86] German Western, adventure 80 German
Carter Brown 100 million[87] 120 million[88] English Detective Australian
Mickey Spillane 100 million[89] 200 million[90] English Detective, Mike Hammer American
C. S. Lewis 100 million[91] 200 million[92] English The Chronicles of Narnia, fantasy, popular theology 38 British
Kyotaro Nishimura 200 million[93] Japanese Mystery 400+ Japanese
Mitsuru Adachi 200 million[94] Japanese Manga, Touch, H2, Slow Step, Miyuki,Cross Game Japanese
Rumiko Takahashi 200 million[94] Japanese Manga Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½, Inuyasha, Maison Ikkoku, Rin-ne Japanese
Gosho Aoyama 200 million[95] Japanese Manga, Detective Conan (Case Closed), Yaiba, Magic Kaito Japanese
Dan Brown 200 million 200 million[96] English Thriller, Robert Langdon 7[97] American
Ann M. Martin 172 million[98] 180 million[99] English The Baby-sitters Club 335 American
Ryōtarō Shiba 180 million[100] Japanese Historical 350 Japanese
Arthur Hailey 150 million[101] 170 million[102] English Thriller 11 British/Canadian
Gérard de Villiers 150 million[103] French Detectives, SAS 170 French
Beatrix Potter 100 million[104] 150 million[105] English Peter Rabbit 23 English
Michael Crichton 150 million[106] 150 million[107] English Techno thriller 25 American
Richard Scarry 100 million[108] 150 million[109] English Illustrated children's books 250 American
Clive Cussler 40 million[110] 150 million[111] English Adventure, Dirk Pitt 37 American
Alistair MacLean 150 million[112] 200 million[113] English Adventure, thriller, war stories 32 British
Ken Follett 90 million[114] 150 million[115] English Spy thriller, historical thriller 30 British
Astrid Lindgren 100 million[116] 165 million[117] Swedish Children's literature 100 Swedish
Debbie Macomber 60 million[118] 140 million[119] English Romance American
EL James 100 million 125 million English Fifty Shades of Grey 3 British
Tite Kubo 120 million[120] Japanese Manga, Bleach 74 Japanese
Eiji Yoshikawa 120 million[121] Japanese Musashi 7 Japanese
Catherine Cookson 100 million[122] 120 million[123] English Romance 103 British
Stephenie Meyer 100 million[124] 116 million[125] English The Twilight Saga, The Host, romance 6 American
Norman Bridwell 100 million[126] 110 million[127] English Clifford the Big Red Dog 80 American
David Baldacci 110 million[128] English Thriller 25 American
Nicholas Sparks 90 million[129] 105 million[130] English Romance 22 American
Hirohiko Araki 100 million[131] Japanese Manga, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Japanese
Evan Hunter 100 million[132] 100 million[133] English Detective (Ed McBain) 94 American
Andrew Neiderman 100 million[134] 100 million[135] English V. C. Andrews, The Devil's Advocate 60 American
Roger Hargreaves 100 million[136] 100 million[137] English Children's literature, Mr. Men British
Anne Rice 75 million[138] 100 million[139] English Gothic fiction, vampires, Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles) 27 American
Robin Cook 100 million[140] 100 million[141] English Medical thriller Coma 27 American
Wilbur Smith 80 million[142] 100 million[143] English African adventure 32 South African/British
Erskine Caldwell 80 million[144] 100 million[145] English Literature 25 American
Judith Krantz 80 million [146] 100 million [147] English Romance 12 American
Eleanor Hibbert 100 million[148] 100 million[149] English Romance, historical, suspense 200 British
Lewis Carroll 100 million[150] English Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, absurdist literature 5 British
Denise Robins 100 million[151] English Romance 200 British
Cao Xueqin 100 million[152] Chinese Dream of the Red Chamber Chinese
Ian Fleming 100 million[153] 100 million[154] English James Bond 14 British
Hermann Hesse 100 million[155] 100 million[156] German Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, The Glass Bead Game 45 German-Swiss
Rex Stout 100 million[157] 100 million[158] English Nero Wolfe 50 American
Anne Golon 100 million[159] 100 million[160] French Angélique 14 French
Frank G. Slaughter 100 million[161] English Medical 62 American
Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 million[162] 100 million[163] English Tarzan, Barsoom and Pellucidar series, science fantasy American
John Creasey 100 million[164] English Crime thriller 600 British
James A. Michener 100 million[165] English Historical 47 American
Yasuo Uchida 100 million[166] Japanese Mystery 130+ Japanese
Seiichi Morimura 100 million[166] Japanese Mystery 350+ Japanese
Mary Higgins Clark 100 million[167] 100 million[168] English Thriller American
Penny Jordan 90 million[169] 100 million[170] English Romance 200+ British
Patricia Cornwell 100 million[171] English Thriller 34+ American

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ See Dragon Ball Super § Manga.
  2. ^ Tankōbon book sales of Akira Toriyama's manga:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruxelles, Simon (September 14, 2005). "Agatha Christie's favourite plot". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Christie sold more than two billion books, translated into 103 languages. Only the Bible and Shakespeare's works are said to have sold more.
  2. ^ "'Agatha Christie's secret tapes discovered". The Times. September 15, 2008. ISSN 0140-0460. Archived from the original on December 15, 2019. Retrieved June 13, 2019. Christie wrote 80 detective novels mostly featuring Poirot or Marple and it has been suggested that only the Bible and Shakespeare's canon have outsold an estimated 4 billion copies of her books.
  3. ^ "With more than two billion copies of her 80 crime masterpieces sold there is a ready-made audience for television adaptations". February 8, 2008. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008. Retrieved October 8, 2008.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference Shakespeare was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ The Telegraph Archived June 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Barbara Cartland: "Barbara Cartland, who, we are informed (on www.condor-sj.com), 'is the most widely read author in the world with more than 500 million books in print'?" (February 25, 2007)
  6. ^ CBS News Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Barbara Cartland: "Dame Barbara Cartland, 98. Considered the world's most prolific author and Britain's queen of romantic fiction, with total sales of 1 billion books." (December 20, 2000)
  7. ^ CBC Archived April 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine on Danielle Steel: "The reclusive Steel, who lives in San Francisco and Paris, has published more than 70 bestselling romance novels, which have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide." (April 21, 2010)
  8. ^ Forbes Archived September 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine on Danielle Steel: "Yes, you read that right, 800 MILLION copies sold. Best known for romance and drama, Danielle Steel's novels have spent over 390 consecutive weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list and 22 have been adapted for television." (June 6, 2011)
  9. ^ The Independent Archived September 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine on Harold Robbins: "During his 50-year career (he died in 1997) he sold an estimated 750 million books and, in the process, transformed himself into a brand." (September 23, 2008)
  10. ^ USA Today Archived October 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine on Harold Robbins: "Starting in 1948, he sold 750 million books, including megasellers such as The Carpetbaggers, A Stone for Danny Fisher and The Betsy." (October 9, 2007)
  11. ^ The Age Archived February 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine on Georges Simenon: "With worldwide sales of 500 million, he was the most widely read living writer of his era." (September 14, 2003)
  12. ^ The Wall Street Journal Archived September 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine on Georges Simenon: "In his lifetime Simenon published some 570 books, using 17 pen names, which have sold more than 700 million copies in 40 countries and were translated into 57 languages." (April 1, 2003)
  13. ^ The Huddersfield DailyExaminer Archived February 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine on Enid Blyton: "She has been translated into 90 languages, is the sixth most popular writer worldwide according to UNESCO and almost equal to Shakespeare, and has sold 600 million copies." (August 25, 2008)
  14. ^ Variety Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Sidney Sheldon: "A NEW MILESTONE FOR Sidney Sheldon, who has sold more than 370 million books" (October 6, 1995)
  15. ^ The Columbus Dispatch[permanent dead link] on Sidney Sheldon: "He was one of the world's most translated authors, selling more than 600 million books in 180 countries." (January 31, 2007)
  16. ^ "500 million Harry Potter books have now been sold worldwide". Pottermore. February 1, 2018. Archived from the original on March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2019. Harry Potter has hit a huge milestone this year, with more than 500 million books sold all over the world, in 80 languages.
  17. ^ Susan Edgerton e.a. in Imagining the Academy: Higher Education and Popular Culture Archived February 15, 2017, at the Wayback Machine page 53, on Gilbert Patten: "It is estimated that at least 125 million copies of the Frank Merriwell series (which itself ran to at least 209 books) were sold." (2004)
  18. ^ LeRoy Ashby in With Amusement For All: A History of American Popular Culture Since 1830 Archived September 15, 2014, at the Wayback Machine page 145, on Gilbert Patten: "[...] the Merriwell brothers, the heroes of almost 250 children's books, whose total sales of 500 million copies surpassed those of the Bible between 1896 and 1918." (2006)
  19. ^ The Daily Utah Chronicle Archived April 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Joshua Kagebein List of best-selling fiction authors: "The Pulitzer Prize-winning Seuss wrote and illustrated 47 books and sold more than 100 million copies in 18 languages." (March 5, 2001)
  20. ^ The New York Times Archived April 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Dr. Seuss: "Today Dr. Seuss's 44 books have been translated into 21 languages, selling more than 500 million copies." (March 2, 2004)
  21. ^ "漫画『ONE PIECE』初版300万部超が10年続く「驚異的な記録」 全世界累計4.7億万部突破". Oricon (in Japanese). April 3, 2020. Archived from the original on April 9, 2020. Retrieved April 9, 2020. 人気漫画『ONE PIECE』(ワンピース)のコミックス第96巻が3日に発売され、全世界累計発行部数4億7000万部(国内3億9000万部以上、海外8000万部以上※42以上の国と地域)を突破したことが、集英社から発表された。
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  24. ^ The Guardian Corin Tellado obituary Archived September 14, 2018, at the Wayback Machine on Corin Tellado: "In the course of her life she published more than 4,000 romance novels that sold 400 million copies, which earned her a place in the Guinness Book of Records where she has been a fixture since 1994." (April 11, 2009)
  25. ^ Corín Tellado on Corin Tellado: "She published more than 5,000 titles and sold more than 400 million books which have been translated into several languages"
  26. ^ Chicago Tribune Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Jackie Collins: "More than 250 million copies of her books have been sold to fans in more than 40 countries" (January 1, 2007)
  27. ^ The Guardian Archived April 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Jackie Collins: "One of the world's bestselling writers with more than 400 million books sold in over 40 countries. " (June 27, 2004)
  28. ^ The Chinook Observer Archived October 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine on Horatio Alger, Jr.: "Americans bought 200 million copies of his dime novels -- with intriguing titles like Raggedy Dick and Sink or Swim. " (March 30, 2005)
  29. ^ Time magazine Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Horatio Alger: "[...] that have sold from 100 million to 400 million copies, depending on which literary historian you believe." (February 12, 1973)
  30. ^ The Hindu Archived April 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on R. L. Stine: "As R.L. Stine points out (and he should know, having sold over a 100 million copies of over 160 different spooky stories)" (September 7, 2003)
  31. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on R. L. Stine: "Altogether, Stine has sold more than 400 million books." (April 8, 2007)
  32. ^ The OC Register Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Dean Koontz: "Admitting to finally having found a great editor at Bantam, the author, who has sold 325 million books in 38 languages, talked about his craft. " (September 25, 2007)
  33. ^ Daily Pilot Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine on Dean Koontz: "He's now the world's sixth most highly paid author, tied with John Grisham at $25 million in annual sales, and his novels have sold more than 400 million copies." (January 7, 2011)
  34. ^ BBC Archived August 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine on Nora Roberts: "Nora Roberts currently has 145 million books in print." (June 6, 2002)
  35. ^ The Washington Post Archived September 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine on Nora Roberts: "Today, Roberts, 61, has published her 200th novel, "The Witness," and is at the helm of a cottage industry: about 400 million copies of her books in print..." (April 16, 2012)
  36. ^ The New Yorker Archived July 13, 2018, at the Wayback Machine on Stephen King: "He is the world's best-selling novelist, with 300 million books sold [...]" (September 7, 1998)
  37. ^ BBC Archived September 18, 2019, at the Wayback Machine on Stephen King: "But - after selling 350 million copies of his horror and suspense books - the author's latest work draws on a series of events which almost broke him." (November 22, 2006)
  38. ^ Penguin Random House Archived September 15, 2018, at the Wayback Machine on Paulo Coelho: "his books have sold more than 225 million copies in more than 170 countries (...)" (September 14, 2018)
  39. ^ The Washington Post Archived September 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine on Paulo Coelho: "the writer has sold an estimated 350 million books." (December 20, 2016)
  40. ^ Curtis Brown Archived July 14, 2019, at the Wayback Machine "Novelist, short story writer and author of non-fiction" (2014)
  41. ^ The Daily Telegraph Archived February 21, 2016, at the Wayback Machine "Jeffrey Archer interview: the saga continues." (May 7, 2011)
  42. ^ Ray Broadmus Browne and Pat Browne in The Guide to United States Popular Culture Archived December 24, 2016, at the Wayback Machine page 473, on Louis L'Amour: "His books have sold over 230 million copies, making him one of the best- selling authors in modern literary history. " (2001)
  43. ^ The Jamestown Sun on Louis L'Amour: "More than 330 million copies of his books have been sold, translated into 27 languages." (October 29, 2001)
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  46. ^ "Asterix the Gaul rises sky high". Reuters. October 8, 2009. Archived from the original on October 10, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  47. ^ The New York Sun Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Erle Stanley Gardner: "Erle Stanley Gardner (whose Perry Mason stories sold more than a 100 million books)" (July 20, 2005)
  48. ^ The New York Times Archived April 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Erle Stanley Gardner: "Gardner's books continue to be reissued regularly both here and abroad. Sales to date exceed 325 million copies." (November 22, 1992)
  49. ^ The "American mystery and detective novels: a reference guide" Archived December 24, 2016, at the Wayback Machine on Edgar Wallace: "Christie alone has sold 500 million copies; Edgar Wallace, 300 million; Georges Simenon, 300 million; and Mickey Spillane, 150 million." (1999)
  50. ^ I. B.Tauris & Company Archived January 15, 2014, at the Wayback Machine on Jin Yong: "Jin Yong (1924-) is China's bestselling living novelist. His 15 books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide..."
  51. ^ Shue Yan Newsletter Archived May 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine on Jin Yong: "Professor Cha adopted 'Jin Rong' as his pen-name for his 15 martial arts novels of which over 300 million copies have been sold to-date. Although Professor Cha stopped writing martial arts novels almost forty years ago, they remain in print and have been translated into English, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and other languages for his countless readers worldwide."
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  53. ^ BBC AudioBooks catalogue Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine on Janet Dailey: "Janet Dailey has written more than 100 novels and is one of the world's topselling women writers, with more than 300 million copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries" (2007)
  54. ^ Pamela Regis in A Natural History of the Romance Novel page 159 on Janet Dailey: "There are 300 million copies of her books in print, making her the third best-selling author of all time" (2007)
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  56. ^ BBC Archived December 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Robert Ludlum: "The author, who died in 2001, has sold more than 290 million books worldwide." (August 11, 2005)
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  71. ^ Daily Express Archived February 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine on James Patterson: "At the last count the 65-year-old American has sold 275 million copies of his books." (February 26, 2013)
  72. ^ The New York Times Archived April 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Frédéric Dard: "Mr. Dard wrote almost 300 books, of which more than 200 million copies have been sold." (June 15, 2000)
  73. ^ The Washington Post on Frédéric Dard: "Mr. Dard worked as a journalist in Lyon from 1942 to 1950 before dedicating himself to novels, theater and film. He used a number of pseudonyms, among them Frederic Charles, Kaput and L'Ange Noir (The Black Angel), and sold more than 270 million books." (June 9, 2000)
  74. ^ The New York Times Archived September 14, 2018, at the Wayback Machine on the Berenstains: ""sold more than 200 million copies (...)" (February 27, 2012)
  75. ^ Variety Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on the Berenstains: "The company also is offering a new animated series based on the Berenstain Bears, the hugely popular children's brand that has sold more than 260 million books worldwide." (April 7, 2002)
  76. ^ BBC Archived December 23, 2018, at the Wayback Machine on Roald Dahl: "With his stories available in 59 languages and with more than 200 million book sales worldwide." (July 6, 2015)
  77. ^ "Roald Dahl: As popular - and profitable - as ever". BBC. August 18, 2016. Archived from the original on February 14, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  78. ^ The New York Times on John Grisham: "Over the last 15 years, more than 100 million copies of Mr. Grisham's books have been published in hardcover and paperback worldwide." (January 19, 2005)
  79. ^ BBC on John Grisham: "While legal thriller writer Grisham - who has sold more that 250 million books in his 20-year career - picked up a lifetime achievement award, Ian Rankin's The Naming of the Dead won best crime thriller." (March 28, 2007)
  80. ^ Trip Savvy Archived October 11, 2019, at the Wayback Machine on Zane Grey: ""Zane Grey had 250 million books published," Wolfe said." (November 22, 2005)
  81. ^ The Writer's Almanac Archived September 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine on Irving Wallace: "Although often scorned by critics, his 16 novels and 17 works of nonfiction have sold some 250 million copies worldwide." (March 19, 2003)
  82. ^ USA Today Archived June 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine on J. R. R. Tolkien: "Tolkien's franchise has resulted in more than 200 million books sold globally and $3.5 billion in box office revenue — not to mention tens of millions of DVDs sold." (April 23, 2007)
  83. ^ The Australian on J. R. R. Tolkien: " Tolkien's books (...) have together sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. " (October 7, 2012)
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  85. ^ The Wall Street Journal Archived September 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine on Karl May: "the best-selling German author of all time, with 100 million books" (January 1, 2004)
  86. ^ Deutsche Welle Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Karl May: "With sales of over 200 million books, Karl May remains a household name in today's Germany." (April 4, 2001)
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  88. ^ "Reaching a high level of success internationally too, the Carter Brown name would see over 120 million books in print during its time". Archived from the original on September 27, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  89. ^ CBC obituary of Mickey Spillane: "He sold more than 100 million books, and Hammer inspired several TV series and movies." (July 18, 2006)
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  133. ^ The Hollywood Reporter Archived December 6, 2006, at the Wayback Machine on Ed McBain: "Evan Hunter, 78, a best-selling cop novel author who sold more than 100 million books under his own name and the pseudonym Ed McBain." (December 30, 2005)
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  139. ^ Hollywood Reporter Archived September 17, 2018, at the Wayback Machine on Anne Rice: "More than 100 million copies have been sold worldwide." (July 17, 2018)
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  141. ^ Wesleyan University Archived November 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine on Robin Cook: "He has sold more than 100 million books worldwide, which have been translated into approximately 40 languages." (2007)
  142. ^ The Telegraph on Wilbur Smith: "Translated into 26 languages, they have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide." (April 28, 2007)
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  145. ^ The New York Times Archived April 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Erskine Caldwell: "More than 100 million copies of his books have been printed around the world, and his short stories continue to be included in anthologies" (December 1, 1982)
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  147. ^ Deadline Archived September 14, 2019, at the Wayback Machine on Judith Krantz: "Judith Krantz Dies: Best-Selling Author And Journalist Was 91 Years Old" (June 23, 2019)
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  149. ^ The New York Times on Eleanor Hibbert: "Eleanor Hibbert, a prolific and popular novelist whose books, written under the pen names Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt and Philippa Carr, sold more than 100 million copies, died on Monday aboard a Mediterranean cruise ship." (January 21, 1993)
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  151. ^ Miami Herald Archived October 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine on Denise Robins: "Miss Robins' novels, translated into 15 languages, sold more than 100 million copies. " (May 3, 1985)
  152. ^ China.org Archived April 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Cao Xueqin: "Sun said that the book has sold over 100 million copies worldwide so far. " (December 14, 2005)
  153. ^ The Times of India Archived October 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine on Ian Fleming: "Faulks took up where Fleming left off in 1966 with Octopussy and the Living Daylights, the last of 14 Bond books which have sold 100 million copies since." (July 13, 2007)
  154. ^ The New Zealand Herald on Ian Fleming: "Faulks took up where Fleming left off in 1966 with Octopussy and the Living Daylights, the last of 14 Bond books which have sold 100 million copies since." (July 11, 2007-
  155. ^ Eckhard Bernstein in Culture and Customs of Germany page 101 on Hermann Hesse: "Over 100 million copies of his works have been sold worldwide" (2004)
  156. ^ The International Herald Tribune Archived April 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Hermann Hesse: "Hesse's novels appear in 68 languages and have been sold more than 100 million copies worldwide" (October 28, 1999)
  157. ^ The Washington Post on Rex Stout: "he substituted pleasure for pain and produced 42 novels and 39 novellas in the Nero Wolfe series with combined sales of more than 100 million copies" (November 20, 1977)
  158. ^ The Philadelphia Inquirer Archived October 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine on Rex Stout: "Readers have snapped up more than 100 million copies of the books." (November 29, 1986)
  159. ^ Dr. Jaap van Ginneken in Screening Difference: How Hollywood's Blockbuster Films Imagine Race, Ethnicity and Culture page 124, on Anne Golon: "All together, they published thirteen titles, translated into forty-five languages and selling more than 100 million copies. " (2007)
  160. ^ The Age Archived April 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine on Anne Golon: "Somehow, despite her books having sold more than 100 million copies in 45 countries, Golon is living in straitened circumstances" (November 13, 2004)
  161. ^ Kevin McCarthy's The Book Lover's Guide to Florida Archived March 11, 2016, at the Wayback Machine on Frank G. Slaughter: "Through 1990, Slaughter's books have averaged more than a million sales per title, totaling over 100 million copies." (1992)
  162. ^ Steven R. Serafin in The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature Archived April 1, 2017, at the Wayback Machine, p. 145, on Edgar Rice Burroughs: "[...] sales of his novels exceed 100 million copies." (2005)
  163. ^ Bret E. Carroll in American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia, page 449, on Edgar Rice Burroughs: "The twenty-five novels that followed between 1912 and 1947 were a huge commercial success, with over 100 million copies sold" (2003)
  164. ^ Neil Shulman e.a. in Get Between the Covers: Leave a Legacy by Writing a Book, page 225, on John Creasey: "Over his lifetime, he managed to write over 600 novels and to sell approximately 100 million copies of his books worldwide." (2006)
  165. ^ Thomas D. Hamm in The Quakers in America page 208, on James Michener: "Michener produced a steady stream of books for the rest of his life, with total sales of over 100 million." (2003)
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  167. ^ Deseret News Archived July 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine on Mary Higgins Clark: "Mary Higgins Clark has been on The New York Times Best Seller list 27 times and has more than 100 million copies in print in the United States" (March 29, 2009)
  168. ^ Forbes Archived September 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine on Mary Higgins Clark: "Sales:100 million books sold" (June 6, 2011)
  169. ^ The Telegraph Archived December 14, 2018, at the Wayback Machine on Penny Jordan: "selling more than 90 million copies of nearly 190 titles" (January 19, 2012)
  170. ^ The Washington Post Archived September 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine on Penny Jordan: "sold more than 100 million copies worldwide" (January 21, 2012)
  171. ^ The Christian Science Monitor Archived February 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine on Patricia Cornwell: "Cornwell's books have sold more than 100 million copies." (February 21, 2013)