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The 4 most successful authors in the world

There are thousands of authors around the world who have been able to produce literature that has been impactful and transcended borders, gaining recognition and appreciation across different cultural contexts. However, the list of authors who have been able to achieve this consistently, through different publications that they put out is much smaller.

In this article we are going to look at the 4 most successful authors in the world who have consistently put out books that have gone on to become global sensations.

Dan Brown

Dan Brown is a multiple best-selling author who mastered the art of producing compelling literature through the use of simplicity in the characters and the dialogues he created. His focus was on topics many readers could relate with as they entailed a number of murder mysteries and significant amounts of paranoia. This has ensured that readers of his books are always glued, full of suspense and eager to know how things turn out.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is also a multiple best-selling author who carved out a niche in mystery novels. Most of her successful books were based on fictional stories which included murder mysteries, and other crime stories that her millions of audiences enjoyed.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho also joins the multiple best-selling authors list, where his main area of focus was motivational writing. His books were mainly on words of wisdom which were meant to give the readers a sense of purpose. Paulo mastered the use of light style and simple language use as he targeted the emotions of his readers. His book “The Alchemist” currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the book by a living author that has been translated into the most languages.

Ken Follett

Ken Follett also makes it to the multiple best-selling authors list, where his main area of focus was thrillers that focused on spies and war. In as much as his books were works of fiction, he found a creative way to add the perspective of how human life was affected by various historical events which were factual. This made his books very popular globally.

These authors have gone on to sell millions of copies of their different books and it’s this repeated success that earns them a spot in our top 4 author’s list.

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