August 11, 2012

NEWS: Hunger Games trilogy author Suzanne Collins lands on Forbes' listof World's Top-Earning Authors

Forbes has revealed their 2012 World's Top-Earning Authors list and our beloved author Suzanne Collins landed on the 9th spot with $20 million, beating other popular authors such as Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling at the 11th spot, A Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones) author George R.R. Martin at the 12th spot, and The Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer at the 13th spot.

Suzanne Collins: 
With $20 million in earnings, almost all of it from sales of her “Hunger Games” books, Collins didn’t quite make the most recent edition of the FORBES Celebrity 100. But that was only because she had yet to see her full portion of the proceeds from the first “Hunger Games” film. 
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, the Lionsgate picture enjoyed the third-biggest opening weekend ever. To date, it has taken in more than $650 million worldwide. 
Collins’s cut of that is believed to be upward of $5 million, not including the $1.5 million she was paid for the rights. That will rise still further with sales of the DVD, released this month. And the gusher is just getting going: The theatrical version of “Catching Fire,” the first of two sequels, is set for release in 2013.
We couldn't be more proud of Suzanne! She deserves it more than anyone.

See which other authors made the list HERE.


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