I have a confession and admitting it will not make me popular with quite a few people, but that isn’t going to stop me from writing it here.

I’m a huge fan of James Patterson.

I know. I know. I can hear you booing loudly. But even if you aren’t a fan of his writing (which I am), you should at least respect his business acumen. He has turned his writing into a serious business. Yes, I know he hires “coauthors” and they do most of the writing, but once again, it should be admired that he has figured out how to make it in this tough business.

If you don’t believe me, check out this article on GallyCat. It listed the 12 highest paid authors and James Patterson made number one on the list, beating out the competition by $75 mil. That’s right, he blew away the next author on the list by almost 40%. So boo all you want, he’s laughing at all the naysayers as his bank account grows.