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JK Rowling, most collectable author on the net

We analyzed sales data from 2007 and compiled an ‘author collectability index’ based on sales of books priced more than $500.

JK Rowling toped the index due to a rush on signed copies of the Deathly Hallows, and Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams placed second with their debut The Highfield Mole, reached its zenith last summer when it was republished with a new title, Tunnels.

The collectibility index turned out to be a who’s who of literature, including Austen, Cervantes, Dante, Darwin, Dickens, Joyce, Orwell and Verne. Khaled Hosseini finds himself between Harper Lee and Ernest Hemingway because signed first editions of The Kite Runner now change hands for more than $1,000 on the Internet.

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