Friday, October 22, 2010

Charlaine Harris included on Entertainment Weekly list of '10 Power Authors'

Entertainment Weekly’s October 15, 2010 issue includes Nora Roberts on its list of "10 Power Authors by the Numbers."  The article accompanies the magazine’s cover story, “50 Most Powerful Entertainers of 2010.”
In addition to Roberts, the Entertainment Weekly (EW) list cites her colleagues Charlaine Harris, J.K. Rowling, Glenn Beck, Malcolm Gladwell, Stieg Larsson, Stephen King,  Stephenie Meyer, Janet Evanovich and James Patterson.
EW points out that 27 books by Nora Roberts are sold every minute. Noting this fact on its website, Roberts’ Penguin Group (USA) publishers add that Roberts’ next book Happy Ever After, will be released next month. This work will conclude the author's Bride Quartet.
Nora Roberts is, of course, no stranger to lists of top performers. In 2009 the New Yorker hailed her as “America’s Most Popular Novelist.” In 2007, she was included in Time magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People.” She also appeared on Forbes’ list of the “100 Most Influential Celebrities” for both 2004 and 2005.
The Penguin Group's website also recognizes a second Penguin author whose name appears on the EW list – Charlaine Harris.  EW points out that Harris is the only author who has ever had nine titles on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously.
Harris is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, which provide the basis for the hit HBO television series, True Blood, and the Harper Connelly mysteries, which may soon appear as a CBS series. Penguin refers readers to Death's Excellent Vacation, Harris’s most recent work, a short story collection she and Toni L. P. Kelner co-edited.