Why is J.K. Rowling the richest and most successful story writer in the history of the world?

What are the reasons behind the success of Harry Potter?

Why is J.K. Rowling richer and more successful than J.R.R. Tolkien, Frederick Forsythe and Jefferey Archer?

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  • Cousin
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Because I literally floated through her apartment wall and inspired her by showing her that it is real.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    in my opinion, her harry potter is overrated..

    nO oFfEnCe

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    • Assuming that it's overrated she has still managed to con a substantial adult audience into buying this product. Selling a lucrative overrated product to make a huge amount of money.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Her way of writing books is unique

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Anonymous, in case you're wondering why all the thumbs down, it's because you're mis-using the word 'unique'. It has a very specific meaning, and is not a synonym for 'unusual'.

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  • F
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Because infantile adults went mad over a kids book, then there were the films and the merchandising.

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  • 5 months ago

    doubt she is most successful - I bet more people in the World have read Tolstoy than her - and got more out of it.

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    This question does not compute.

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  • chorle
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It depends on how you measure success she has had many songs written about her work but the many more of the songs written about JRR Tolkien's works have been played on the radio. We will see if people are still reading Harry Potter in 80 years

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    She made a fortune off the Harry Potter movies

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  • 5 months ago

    She knows how to steal other author's work and profit from them. Like Harry Potter is basically "The Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula Le Guin.

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    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Much as I admire Le Guin - and admit freely that her work is superior to Rowling's in every way - I really see nothing about the Earthsea books that would require JKR to acknowledge a debt. Young boys at wizard school are ten a penny.

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  • 5 months ago

    nope, that would be Trump!!!!!!!

    #Trump2020

    #KAG

    • SRB101
      Lv 5
      5 months agoReport

      Well, you're not wrong. He co-wrote his books with the help of others but, none-the-less, he DID write.

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