JK Rowling is the bestselling author of the decade
To the surprise of no Harry Potter fan, The Telegraph has published a list of the bestselling authors of the decade and JK Rowling sits at the top:
The top 100 authors dominate sales. As The Bookseller has explained, some 100,000 titles are published every year, but these authors account for 1 pound in every 6 pound spent on books and a fifth of revenue. J K Rowling, who has seven of the decade’s top 10 bestsellers, sold 29 million books with a sales value of 215 pound million, but Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code was the bestselling book of the decade, selling 5.2 million copies to 4.4 million for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
To view the full list of bestselling authors, click here.
On a related note, The Guardian recently published a list of this decade's icons. Harry Potter, of course, is on the list.