Top 10 highest paid authors of 2011

10. Nicholas Sparks

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    The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks, Vision, 256 pp.
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Nicholas Sparks, quintessential romance novelist, made $16 million to hit the No. 10 spot on the list. Sparks is the author of novels such as "The Notebook," made into an extremely popular film featuring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling; "Nights in Rodanthe"; and "A Walk to Remember." More than half of his published novels have been or are being made into films.

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