One Book Authors And Other Bibliophile Trivia

Posted: July 13, 2016 - to StudyBy: Natalie
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Are you a book lover? If so, you aren’t alone. Bibliophiles are always on the search for their next novel. They bond with both characters in their favorite books, and the authors who write them. Going beyond that, many book lovers have a strong interest in book history, the lives of the authors they admire, and the stories behind the books they enjoy.  If you spend more time on Goodreads than you do on Facebook, or you have composed an Oscar Wilde books list for your next vacation, you probably relate to all of this quite well. Well here’s some good news. If you love book trivia, keep reading. We’ve assembled tons of interesting information on books with one author, one book authors, famous book authors, and a variety of other book facts. We’re also going to keep things even more interesting by including some advice on how to become a famous author, some information about various book genres, and interesting tidbits about famous book authors.

Books With More Than One Author Vs. One Book Authors

Some authors are prolific. They passionately write one book after another in order to give their readers more to enjoy, and to satisfy their own need to create. Other authors simply write one book, and never publish another work again. Sometimes they do this simply because they have said what they wanted to say and have no interest in entering the world of publishing again. Others move on to other passions. Sadly, some do try to get published again, but are never able to produce anything that interests a publisher.

Books With More Than One Author Vs. Single Author Books

Writing a book that is a collaboration between two or more authors is a real challenge. Most authors have a very unique voice, and keeping things consistent through the course of a novel can be nearly impossible. This is why most coauthors tend to write side by side, as opposed to having one author write one passage or chapter while the other writes another. It is very difficult for famous book authors to schedule time together to accomplish this. It’s why you very rarely see collaboration in fiction work. At least that is true in the case of two writers working together on a single novel. There have been many cases where multiple authors have worked on an anthology, or where one author has written the forward to another writer’s book. Many authors also collaborate with illustrators and book designers. In most cases, coauthoring happens in works of nonfiction and in academic publishing. If you need help with your book report on an academic novel with more than one author or ask "write my essay", we are always happy to help. One famous book that is a fiction novel and was written by two authors is The Talisman. It was written by both Stephen King and Peter Straub.

How Books With More Than One Author Are Written

When authors work together on a single book, they have many challenges to face. Who writes what? How credit given? How is the work of promoting the book done? The answers to these questions depends upon what each writer brings to the table. An author who has more juice than the others is likely to get bigger billing and to have more control over the process. In nonfiction writing and academics, the work is largely divided up according to education and talent. Things can become even more complicated when authors live far apart geographically.

One way that authors can work together is to divide the book into very distinct parts. For example, when writing a book about fashion design, one author might be given the work of writing about the history and lifestyle of the fashion industry while another author provides instruction on creating various designs or putting different looks together. If you think you might be interested in collaborating with somebody on a book or article, you can make sure your talents are worthwhile by checking out these best writing exercises. Collaboration can result in great written works, but they are much more complex than writing a book with one author.

Of course, there is also another option. Some writers use ghost writers to write for them, or to collaborate with them. In these instances, the book is only credited to one author in spite of the fact that another author contributed greatly. Then there are the cases where an experienced author acts as a very influential mentor. They may not write the book, but they do have a lot of influence about what makes it to publication, and they often act as an editor or proofreader as well.

Famous Book Authors Who Have Only Written One Novel

What’s your favorite book. Are you in love with a series such as Harry Potter or Game of Thrones? Is the novel that excites  your desire to read  the work of a one time author such as JD Salinger? What do you think you want to read next? Another book by a one novel author or will you start making your way through an Oscar Wilde’s book list. Check out this list of authors who have only written one novel.

  • Sylvia Plath’s only novel was The Bell Jar

  • As mentioned above, JD Salinger stopped after one book, The Catcher in The Rye, However, he did write a series of short stories

  • Arthur Golden’s only book was the famous, Memoirs of a Geisha

  • Harper Lee technically wrote two novels, but she was in her old age before she wrote a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. The second novel was largely panned by critics. Some people also speculated that the famously reclusive writer might have been exploited or that her name was used to get publicity for a book that was likely written by somebody else.

  • The Invisible Man, a compelling novel on racism was the only book ever authored by Ralph Ellison.

  • Black Beauty is one of the most beloved children’s novels of all times it is also the only book that was written by Anna Sewell

  • Arundhati Roy wrote a critically acclaimed novel that was based largely on her life in 1997. So far, she has not written the sequel to The God of Small Things. When asked about this in 2007, she mentioned that a sequel is in the works. So far, no release date has been announced.

  • Raintree County is Ross Lockridge’s only novel

  • The classic novel Wuthering Heights is the only novel Bronte sister, Emily ever wrote

  • Gone With the Wind is arguable one of the most famous novels of all time. It is also the only novel ever written by late author Margaret Mitchell.

The Best Series of Books With One Author

While some writers are happy with just one famous book, others have the drive and desire to keep giving more to their fans. Here is our list of some of the most famous and successful book series of all time.

Classic Series of Books With One Author

  • Upton Sinclair wrote the Lanny Budd Novels

  • Mark Twain followed Tom Sawyer up with the critically acclaimed but controversial Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Interestingly enough, another author wrote a sequel to that novel in which Huck Finn was portrayed as his father’s illegitimate, interracial child

  • Isaac Asimov wrote the Foundation Trilogy

  • Orson Scott Card wrote Ender's Game along With Speaker For The Dead to kick off the Ender's Game Series. This series is now considered to be a science fiction classic

  • Another classic sci-fi series is the Shannara books that were written by Terry Brooks. There has been some talk of turning these novels into a series.

  • CS Forester’s character, Horatio Hornblower was the central character in several of his books.

Series of Books That Become Movies or Televisions Shows

  • JRR Tolkien’s Lord of The Ring Series has spawned several movie adaptations

  • J.K. Rowling not only spawned a movie empire with her series of Harry Potter novels, she created a worldwide sensation.

  • George r.r. Martin’s Game of Thrones series is arguably the most popular and talked about show on television today

  • MaddAddam is a television series based on books by Margaret Atwood

  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has already resulted in the production of one movie

  • Mrs. Peregrine's Home For Unusual Children is another book series that will result in a soon to be released movie

  • Although it is critically panned, it would be remiss of us to leave out the 50 Shades of Grey series.

  • We could also say the same thing about the Twilight series

  • Judy Blume’s books, Tale of a 4th Grade Nothing, Superfudge, Sheila The Great, and other sequels inspired a few straight to DVD and TV movies

  • Katherine Heigl starred in the movie One For The Money. It was based on one of the novels in the famous Stephanie Plum series written by prolific author Janet Evanovich

Famous Children’s Book Series

Many of us at GetGoodGrade have really fond memories of these books. In fact, they spawned the most discussion in our offices. Please indulge our sentimentality.

  • The Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain, a series of books intended to teach preschoolers many important life lessons

  • The Oz Series By Frank Baum, ues there is more to the story than the tale of Dorothy going down the yellow brick road.

  • The Bobbsey Twins by Laura Lee Hope, a series that is a true time capsule of the time it represents

  • Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, this classic and beloved series should be part of every child’s book collection

  • Little House on The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the struggles and adventures of a frontier family

  • Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, the saga of a very naughty rabbit.

  • Ramona Beverly Cleary, the story of a precocious young girl who manages to charm and irritate with her antics

  • Henry and Ribsy  also by Beverly Cleary, a classic series of a boy and his dog (also related to the Ramona series)

  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans, a lovely series of books about a charming girl attending boarding school in Paris France

  • Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene, a series about a teenage girl who is also a supersleuth

  • Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J Sobol, The whip smart Encyclopedia Brown helps  his father, the chief of police solve mysteries that have stumped the police force. He and his best girl also spend time thwarting the local bullies, he with his brains and her with her brawn.

  • The Magic School Bus by Joanna Coleman, Ms. Frizzle takes her students on a variety of adventures as they learn about science

  • Wayside School by Louis Sachar, the wayside school was supposed to be built horizontally. Instead, it is built up and up. Other weird things happen as well.

  • The Babysitters Club by Ann Martin a cute book series for preteens

  • Busytown by Richard Scarry, a worm who drives an apple car and a variety of other fun characters make this series a classic for Toddlers.

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell, Clifford grows and grows and grows until he is too big for the big city. The family begins new adventures on a remote island

  • Goosebumps by R.L. Stine, this is considered to be the ultimate introduction to the horror genre for younger kids.

Book Series Aimed at Young Adults

Here is our list of book series made for young adults. We’ve gone into detail on a few of the older items in the list. However, we presume that most college students are familiar with these.

  • Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins a post apocalyptic look at life in the future

  • Sweet Valley High by a cheesy but classic teen romance series from the eighties

  • The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld a series about a world where people are divided and valued according to singular traits such as their looks

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

  • The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

  • Percy Jackson And The Olympians by Rick Riordan

  • Wake Watch and Wonder by Robert Sawyer

How to Become a Famous Author

Whether you want to write a book with one author or work with somebody else, there are some things that you can do to help you along the way. Here are a few suggestions.

  • Stay in practice by writing every day

  • Find a great spelling and grammar checker

  • Read a variety of interesting books on different subjects

  • Join a writer’s group such as NaNoWriMo

  • Take part in a book club

  • Look into self publishing your first novel

  • Find a book with one author that you admire and ask if they will become your mentor

  • Use apps tools and technology to stay organized

  • Create a social media presence for your first book

  • Get friends and family members to post positive reviews on Amazon

  • Hire professionals for cover design and editing

  • Don’t forget to consider having the book translated into other languages

  • Find a few niche categories on Amazon for selling your book

Follow these hints and before you know it, you might find that you are a profitable author who is admired by other book lovers. In any case, happy reading (or writing)!

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