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The Best Selling Fiction Authors of all Time Authors
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The Best Selling Fiction Authors of all Time

A list of the most popular best selling fiction authors of all time ranked by how well their books have sold. Obviously, many of those books have gone on to become classics. With the introduction of the Nook, Kindle, and iPad with iBooks, reading is hot again. The writers on this list wrote everything from pulp fiction novels to literature still revered to this day. This list is intended to help long-time readers, and newcomers alike with discovering (and rediscovering) some of the best selling novelists the world has ever seen.

Also, please note that this list only includes fiction writers with sales figures that could at least be estimated.
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    1564 Estimated Sales: 4 Billion

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    1890 Estimated Sales: 4 Billion

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    1901 Estimated Sales: 1 Billion

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    1916 Estimated Sales: 750 Million

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    1903 Estimated Sales: 700 Million

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    1917 Estimated Sales: 600 Million

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    1897 Estimated Sales: 600 Million

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    1947 Estimated Sales: 600 Million

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    1904 Estimated Sales: 500 Million

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    Gilbert Patten Estimated Sales: 500 Million

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    1965 Estimated Sales: 450 Million

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    1828 Estimated Sales: 413 Million

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    1937 Estimated Sales: 400 Million

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    1832 Estimated Sales: 400 Million

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    1943 Estimated Sales: 400 Million

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    1927 Estimated Sales: 400 Million

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    1945 Estimated Sales: 400 Million

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    Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin Estimated Sales: 357 Million

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    1947 Estimated Sales: 350 Million

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    1908 Estimated Sales: 330 Million

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    1889 Estimated Sales: 325 Million

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    Jin Yong Estimated Sales: 300 Million

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    Jir? Akagawa Estimated Sales: 300 Million

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    1944 Estimated Sales: 300 Million

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    1950 Estimated Sales: 300 Million

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