When your series sells more than 40 million copies in the US, does it really matter when a film adaptation of your work nabs the most successful first week box office return of any movie of 2010? Ask Stephenie Meyer.
By genre: Thriller: 4 Mystery: 2 Romance: 2 YA: 2
Earlier this summer Grisham published his first thriller aimed at tweens, so there’s no telling where he’ll land on next year’s list.
By gender: Male: 6 Female: 4
We think Stephen King is smiling because of his DC Comic series deal, a John Mellencamp musical, and a SyFy network adaptation of novella, The Colorado Kid.
By race: White: 10
This was actually a bad year for good old JK. Can you imagine?
By age: Under 30: 0 30-50: 3 Over 50: 7