True Blood Inspiration Charlaine Harris One of EW’s 2010 Power Authors

October 27, 2010 by  

Record For Most Titles On NYT Best Sellers List at One Time

Charlaine Harris True BloodCharlaine Harris, the author whose Sookie Stackhouse mysteries are the template from which HBO’s powerhouse television show True Blood takes shape, has landed on Entertainment Weekly’s elite list of “10 Power Authors by the Numbers,” as announced in the October 15, 2010 issue of the magazine.
 
Harris was lauded for being the only author who has ever had nine titles on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously.
 
She is in excellent company with Entertainment Weekly’s (EW) nine other Power Authors including Nora Roberts, J.K. Rowling, Glenn Beck, Malcolm Gladwell, Stieg Larsson, Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer, Janet Evanovich and James Patterson.
 

‘By The Number’ Facts

More than 400 million of J.K. ROWLING’s Harry Potter books have been sold.

10 MIL people listen to GLENN BECK’s radio show each week—and a sizable percentage buy the books he recommends. Is he the next Oprah?

312 WEEKS THAT’S HOW LONG MALCOLM GLADWELL’S THE TIPPING POINT HAS STAYED ON THE BEST-SELLER LIST.

If that manuscript STIEG LARSSON left behind is another DRAGON TATTOO novel, it’s worth at least $25 MIL

27 NORA ROBERTS books are sold every minute.

$40 MILLION WHAT STEPHEN KING TAKES HOME IN A GOOD YEAR.

FANS SNAPPED UP 1.3 MILLION COPIES OF STEPHENIE MEYER’S BREAKING DAWN IN ITS FIRST 24 HOURS ON SALE.

Random House lured JANET EVANOVICH away from longtime publisher St. Martin’s with a sweet 3-book, $40 million deal—the year’s biggest.

56 OF JAMES PATTERSON’S NOVELS HAVE BEEN NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLERS. SINCE 2008; 11 OF THEM HAVE HIT NO. 1.

In addition to the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, Harris authors the Harper Connelly mysteries which are soon to take shape as a CBS television series, ‘Grave Sight’, in which the central character has the ability to sense the departed and witness their last living moments.

Harris’s most recently published book is ‘Death’s Excellent Vacation’, a short story collection that she and Toni L. P. Kelner co-edited.

Source:  EW.com – The Power List

(Photo Credit:  HBO, Inc.) 

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  • Cynthia McCrackan

    Hey Danielle!

    I agree about ‘The Dome’ but it turned out to be worth it. Granted, I read it as a passenger on a very long car trip so there wasn’t much else to do but read. 😉

    I think it’s awesome that Charlaine’s books have inspired another television series. More power to her and like you said, another series can help keep her on top!

  • Danielle

    Congrats! Maybe with Gravesight coming out it will keep her in these lists.
    Man I really wish I could get through a Stephen King book. They are enormous. I am STILL working on Under The Dome. I got it for christmas LAST year. Haha!