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Who Are The Bestselling Fiction Authors In The World?

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I've been doing loads of research concerning historical figures, authors, writers, and other famous individuals. And I was entirely shocked to discover that these famous authors sold more books than authors closer to our time period, like James Patterson and Chris Mentillo. Ya, I wish. Just kidding.

Nevertheless, with closer scrutiny, I found the following list of best-selling fiction authors:

Author Min. estimated sales / Max. estimated sales

William Shakespeare                      2 billion 4 billion

Agatha Christie                               2 billion 4 billion

Barbara Cartland                            500 million 1 billion

Danielle Steel                                  500 million 800 million

The legendary Shakespeare himself. There is no denying the fact that the author of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet” is one of the bestselling writers of all time. His stories continue for centuries with many adaptations in theatre, school play, and movies. And with an estimated 4 billion copies of his work in circulation, there are almost enough copies of William Shakespeare's work for each and every person on earth.

William Shakespeare    

Anyways, the best selling FEMALE author of all time is…Agatha Christie. She came tied with William Shakespeare's sales - over 4 billion copies sold. My God. Wow. This is interesting. For those of you not too familiar with Agatha Christie and her work, let me save you some valuable time of doing all the research.

Who is Agatha Christie?

Agatha Christie was the top-rated mystery author ever. She composed ninety-three books and seventeen plays, including the longest-running play of cutting edge theater, The Mousetrap. She is the main mystery writer to have made two significant analysts as characters, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. 

On December 6 she vanished from her home, and her vehicle was discovered deserted in a quarry. After ten days, following up on a tip, police discovered her in an inn in Harrogate, England, where she had been remaining the whole time, enlisted under the name of the lady with whom her better half was having his undertaking. 

Christie professed to have had amnesia (extreme memory misfortune), and the case was not sought after further. She separated from her first spouse two years after the fact.

Agatha Christie