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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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  1. 1
    1564 More
    Estimated Sales: 4 Billion
  2. 2
    1890 More
    Estimated Sales: 4 Billion
  3. 3
    1901 More
    Estimated Sales: 1 Billion
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    1916 More
    Estimated Sales: 750 Million
  5. 5
    1903 More
    Estimated Sales: 700 Million
  6. 6
    1917 More
    Estimated Sales: 600 Million
  7. 7
    1897 More
    Estimated Sales: 600 Million
  8. 8
    1947 More
    Estimated Sales: 600 Million
  9. 9
    1904 More
    Estimated Sales: 500 Million
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    Gilbert Patten

    Estimated Sales: 500 Million
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    1965 More
    Estimated Sales: 450 Million
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    1828 More
    Estimated Sales: 413 Million
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    1937 More
    Estimated Sales: 400 Million
  14. 14
    1832 More
    Estimated Sales: 400 Million
  15. 15
    1943 More
    Estimated Sales: 400 Million
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    1927 More
    Estimated Sales: 400 Million
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    1945 More
    Estimated Sales: 400 Million
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    Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin

    Estimated Sales: 357 Million
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    1947 More
    Estimated Sales: 350 Million
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    1908 More
    Estimated Sales: 330 Million
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    1889 More
    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 More
    Estimated Sales: 300 Million
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    1950 More
    Estimated Sales: 300 Million

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