Author Nora Roberts is Known For Spinning Tales of Romance and Intrigue; Here's Her Net Worth
|Net Worth||$400 million|
|Salary||$20 Million Per Year|
|DOB||Oct 10, 1950|
What is Nora Roberts' net worth?
Also known by her pseudonym JD Roberts as much as her romance, mystery, and science fiction novels, American literary sensation Nora Roberts has amassed a hefty net worth of $400 million. After starting in the 70s, she had to deal with a lot of rejection before a breakthrough came in 1985 with "Playing the Odds." Roberts then went on to write for Bantam and Putnam and now practically owns the New York Times Bestseller List by being on it for 861 weeks, and holding on to the top position for 200 weeks.
Known for her relentless work ethic, Roberts dedicates eight hours a day, seven days a week to writing, and consistently pulls in $20-30 million annually.
What are Nora Roberts' sources of income?
Royalties from sales of her novels remain the main source of income for Roberts, who was initially inspired to write during a blizzard in February 1979, as she was locked in with her kids. Following rejection from Harlequin, she found success with Silhouette in 1981. Writing 23 novels for Silhouette between 1982 and 1984, she skyrocketed to fame with "Playing the Odds" in 1985. Moving to Bantam in 1987 and later Putnam, Roberts diversified with original paperbacks and hardback editions. Catering to busy moms, she delved into the shorter category of romance and later adopted the pseudonym JD Robb for the romantic suspense genre.
The "In Death" series, featuring a New York detective and her husband, gained immense popularity among her novels.
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Work routine & storytelling skills
Nora Roberts loves to write and sticks to a strict routine, even on vacations, spending eight hours a day on her projects. She kicks off her books with a big plot moment and builds the story around it, going through several drafts to add more details and depth. Since she doesn't like flying, she does most of her research online.
In the romance genre, Roberts is a superstar who has snagged awards like the Golden Medallion and the RITA Award multiple times. Since 1999, all her novels have hit the "New York Times" bestseller list, with twenty-nine hitting number one. Some of her stories even made it to the Lifetime Movie Channel, and they've been published in almost 40 countries and multiple languages.
Social media following
Roberts married Ronald Aufdem-Brink after high school, despite objection from her parents, and they settled in Boonsboro, Maryland, had two sons, and got divorced in 1983. In 1985, she married Bruce Wilder, a carpenter whom she hired to build bookshelves. They run Turn the Page Books in Boonsboro together.
Beyond writing, Roberts is a philanthropist, and has founded the Nora Roberts Foundation to support literacy, arts, children, and humanitarian causes. She also co-founded the Romance Writers of America.
How many novels have Nora Roberts sold?
It is believed that 500+ million copies of her books have been sold till date.
Who publishes Nora Roberts's books?
Penguin Random House currently publishes Nora's books.
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