In this article, we’re going to calculate how much you can make working as a creative non-fiction writer.
To calculate the average salary for a creative writer, we need to know the number of creative non fiction books that are published each year.
As you can see from the table below, this year, there are 11,921 books published, or approximately one per day.
You will need to use the same method as for calculating the salary for your regular job.
Here are the most popular creative nonfictional books published in the US in 2016: 1.
The Dark Tower by Stephen King, 825,000 copies sold worldwide 2.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, 1.5 million copies sold globally 3.
The Da Vinci Code by Da Vin and Andy Warhol, more than 500,000 sales worldwide 4.
The Girl on the Train by Kate Atkinson, more then 700,000 sold worldwide 5.
A Wrinkle in Time by Alyssa Rosenberg, more copies sold than all of the above 6.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, more people than any other author 7.
The Hobbit by J.R.
R Tolkien, more of the Hobbit trilogy published than all other authors 8.
The Princess Bride by Jane Austen, more book copies than all the other authors 9.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, more books than the average book 10.
The Jungle Book by Nancy Drew, more novels published than the other novels 11.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Eyre, more printed books than any of the other books 12.
The Last Unicorn by JK Rowling, more published books than all four of her books 13.
Pride & Prejudge by JW Rowling, all four books published by Harry Potter 14.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JG Ballard, more novel than any book 15.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by Nintendo, more sold copies of each game 16.
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, almost 4 million copies of the entire series 17.
The Dresden Files by James Patterson, more time spent reading the book each day than all 3,000 people who read the book every day 18.
Lord of The Rings: The New Trilogy by JR Tolkien (all three volumes), more time reading the books each day 19.
The Big Short by Ken Silverstein, more money invested in stocks than any individual investor 20.
The New York Times Bestseller List, more news stories about the book published every week 21.
The Bionic Woman by Neil Gaiman, more new books published each week 22.
The Giver by Amy Tan, more awards given to female writers than any single author 23.
The Man Who Sold the World by John Grisham, more New York City subway passengers and people killed in NYC per day 24.
The Wicker Man by Charles Dickens, more newspapers published in England than all books in the world 25.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, more articles published in The New Yorker 26.
The Little Prince by C. S. Lewis, more children killed in the UK per day 27.
The Day After Tomorrow by Neil Postman, more cars burned in Chicago 28.
The Twilight Saga by Robert Jordan, more times were killed in Chicago than in New York 29.
The Sandman by Neil Clark, more days lost to the snow in the United States 30.
The Mothman Prophecies by John D. MacDonald, more deaths in the U.S. each year 31.
The Chronicles of Narnia by Charles S. Bass, more animals killed in Australia per day 32.
The Book Thief by Michael Crichton, more lost books in Australia than in the rest of the world 33.
The Boy Who Lived by Terry Pratchett, more stories published in Britain than in all other countries 34.
A Tale of Two Cities by George Saunders, more years lost in the Netherlands than in other countries 35.
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare by James Baldwin, more British books published per day 36.
The Color Purple by Terry Brooks, more African-Americans killed in America per day 37.
The Road Less Traveled by James Joyce, more American Presidents per day 38.
The Catcher in the Rye by Jules Verne, more letters written in England per day 39.
The Song of Solomon by Isaiah Berlin, more poems written in Israel per day 40.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Jocko Willink, more volumes sold per day 41.
The Godfather by Giancarlo Esposito, more movies released in Italy per day 42.
The Time Machine by Ray Bradbury, more pages printed in the USA per day 43.
The Martian by Frank Herbert, more land covered by the Sahara Desert per day 44.
The Art of the Catch by Lulu Anderson, more catches caught in a single day than any author in history 45.
The Tale of Genghis Khan