America reads Danielle Steel. And so does the rest of the world. There are more than 590 million copies of her books in print, and every one of her books is a bestseller. In short, Danielle Steel is the most popular author writing today. She is read by women, men, young people, old people in 47 countries and 28 languages.
Ms. Steel’s 84th best-selling novel, Betrayaldebuted in hardcover in March 2012. Other recent bestsellers include Hotel Vendome, Happy Birthday, 44 Charles Street, Legacy, Family Ties,Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, Honor Thyself, Amazing Grace, Bungalow 2, Sisters,H.R.H., Coming Out, The House, Toxic Bachelors,Miracle, Impossible, Echoes, Second Chance,Ransom, Safe Harbour, Johnny Angel, Dating Game, and Answered Prayers, all of which have leapt to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, the Wall Street Journal list and comparable bestseller lists around the world.
Since 1981, Ms. Steel has been a permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks. But Guinness was premature. The fact is that one or more of Ms. Steel’s novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks.
Twenty-one of Ms. Steel’s novels have been adapted for television, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two Golden Globe nominations for Jewels, a four-hour mini-series that starred Anthony Andrews.