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World’s highest earning authors 2013

The list is based on global sales between June 2012 and June 2013 and contains many household names

World’s highest earning authors 2013

While Harry Potter’s JK Rowling dominated the top of the author’s rich list for many years, in the last twelve months she has slipped out of the top ten and has been replaced by a new writer on the block.

Making it onto the list but also failing to make it to number one are renowned writers such as John Grisham, Stephen King, Dan Brown, Danielle Steel and James Patterson.

The list was compiled by Forbes magazine and is based on sales between June 2012 and June 2013.

Click ahead to see who was the literary giant who made $95 million in the last 12 months

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