The most successful authors in the UK: who is selling most?

JK Rowling
JK Rowling

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There are no prizes for guessing which author has sold most books in the UK since records began. JK Rowling's Harry Potter titles are the runaway winners, selling an incredible £237.6 million - around twice her nearest rival.

But who are her closest challengers, who is the surprise in second place, and does this translate into endless riches?