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Inside the Numbers: Brandon Sanderson

Author Brandon Sanderson is a star in the expanse of the fantasy genre. Here are some facts about his journey to seemingly magical success.

A stack of Brandon’s books, including The Hero of Ages, The Well of Ascension, The Way of Kings Vol. 1, The Way of Kings Vol. 2, Mistborn, and Warbreaker.
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41,754,153: Amount raised for Brandon’s Kickstarter campaign for four secret novels, more than doubling the previous most successful Kickstarter

15: Pages in the first manuscript Brandon wrote

15: Number of times Brandon has hit the New York Times Best Seller list

No.1: Spot Brandon’s book Oathbringer debuted at on the New York Times Best Seller list

470,000: Number of words in Brandon’s biggest book (so far)

32: Novels Brandon has published (not counting graphic novels, middle-grade books, short fiction, novella collections, and his four secret novels)

13: Number of novels Brandon wrote before being published

35: Number of languages Brandon’s books have been published in

2005: Year Brandon’s first published novel, Elantris, came out

$5K: Amount Brandon made from his writing during his first year of marriage

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