James Patterson: Fast Facts

Statistics and Awards

  • James Patterson has produced more long-lasting imaginary characters than any other author today
  • Since 2016, he has published and managed to sell over 350 million books all throughout the world and presently holds the Guinness World Record for being # 1 New York Times bestseller for the most number of times.
  • He also writes kids, mid-grade, and young adult fiction.
  • He is a multiple award winner by the New York Times
  • James Patterson is among the best-known and greatest offering authors of perpetuity
  • He has over 305 million copies of his books in print worldwide
  • Of all the hardbound fiction offered in the United States in 2013, books by Patterson represented one from every 26.
  • In total, he has produced more than 130 different works– the “books by” page in his most current books in fact uses up 3 complete pages.
  • Forbes approximates his earnings for the year ending last June at $90 million


  • The 130 Patterson-branded books have around 45,000 pages in between them.
  • Initially unique: The Thomas Berryman Number
  • Variety of books, consisting of upcoming ones, to this day: 130
  • Variety of James Patterson pages released: 45,651
  • Years working totally as an author: 18
  • Variety of James Patterson series: 10
  • Variety of co-authors: 23
  • Overall book sales: Approximately 300 million
  • Variety of New York Times hardback bestsellers: 76
  • Variety of successive New York Times bestsellers: 19