• Women on the rise among the world's top-earning authors

#12 George R.R. Martin: $15 million

Martin's fans wish he would spend more time writing new "Game of Thrones" books, or at least episodes for the HBO adaptation, and less time blogging about the New York Jets. He took six years to write "A Dance With Dragons," the fifth of seven planned installments.

Aug 15, 2012

Women on the rise among the world's top-earning authors

Watch your back, James Patterson. Sleep with one eye open, Stephen King.

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