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List of best-selling fiction authors – How does Jin Yong compare?

Which authors have the most books in print?  The answers may be a bit suprising:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_fiction_authors

Are you familiar with what these top selling authors have written?  Would you admit to it?

How can I not have heard of Barbara Cartland?  She has had around a BILLION books published?  Harold Robbins?  Gilbert Patten?  Enid Blyton?

My original point in looking at this was wondering where Jin Yong (aka Louis Cha) sat in terms of numbers.  He’s certainly the most widely published Chinese author.  It’s unfortunate that so few of his books have been translated into English.  He’s had upwards of 50 movies or TV series made based on this books.  

Jin Yong in English:

TianlongbabuShediaoyingxiongShendiaoxialvYitiantulongjiXiaoaojianghu

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