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J K Rowling is the best

July 08, 2005

J K Rowling tops the list. Dan Brown is ranked very high. William Shakespeare just missed out.

We're talking about's list of top 25 best-selling authors.

The online retailer, celebrating its 10th anniversary, announced its biggest sellers yesterday; Rowling was no surprise at No 1. The Harry Potter author was followed by Spencer Johnson 0of Who Moved My Cheese? fame, romance novelist Nora Roberts and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown.

Rounding out the top 10 were Dr Seuss, John Grisham, Stephen King, J R R Tolkien, Left Behind novelists Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins and business writer Jim Collins.

Shakespeare was No 26, one notch below Tom Clancy.

Amazon's Top 25 list

1. J K Rowling
2. Spencer Johnson
3. Nora Roberts
4. Dan Brown
5. Dr Seuss
6. John Grisham
7. Stephen King
8. J R R Tolkien
9. Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
10. Jim Collins
11. Phil McGraw
12. Robert Atkins
13. C S Lewis
14. Mitch Albom
15. Ken Blanchard
16. James Patterson
17. Stephen R Covey
18. Mary Pope Osborne
19. Marcus Buckingham
20. Lemony Snicket
21. John C Maxwell
22. Janet Evanovich
23. Robert T Kiyosaki
24. Arthur Agatson
25. Tom Clancy      

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