Diana Gabaldon Statistics

Diana Gabaldon Statistics

Diana Gabaldon sales statistics

  • Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander eight-book series has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide as of 2021
  • Her eagerly anticipated ninth novel of the series Go Tell the Bees that I’m Gone sold close to 183,000 copies within its first week after release.
  • Her ninth novel has more than 4,000 ratings, and is currently ranked a 4.6 out of 5 on Goodreads and 4.7 stars out of 5 on Amazon.
  • Diana Gabaldon is said to currently have a net worth of $110 million as of March 2021. 
  • She has a higher net worth than actors Sam Heughan and Caitriona Bale, who play her series adapted novel characters, combined.
  • All of Diana Gabaldon’s books in the Outlander series have made it onto the New York Times best-sellers list.
  • Diana Gabaldon’s novels have been published in 27 countries and 24 languages.

How many books has Diana Gabaldon written?

  • Diana Gabaldon has published nine books in a historical fantasy series known as Outlander, to date.
  • Her Outlander series includes books such as; Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone,Written in My Own Heart’s Blood and Go Tell the Bees that I’m Gone.
  • Diana has also authored short stories and novellas along with two volumes of The Outlandish Companion.

Diana Gabaldon books in order

TitlePage CountReleasedAudio Length
Outlander850199132 hrs 43 mins
DragonFly in Amber976199238 hrs 58 mins
Voyager870199343 hrs 17 mins
Drums of Autumn1070199644 hrs 50 mins
The Fiery Cross1443200155 hrs 30 mins
A Breath of Snow and Ashes1157200558 hrs 0 mins
An Echo in the Bone864200945 hrs 57 mins
Written in My Heart’s Blood825201445 hrs 7 mins
Tell the Bees that I’m Gone928202149 hrs 27 mins

Novellas and Short Stories

A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows2010
The Exile: An Outlander Graphic2010
Lord John Series2011
A Space Between2013
The Outlandish Companion (volume one)2015
The Outlandish Companion (Volume two)2015
Past Prologue2017
A Fugitive Green2017

Who is Diana Gabaldon?

  • Diana Gabaldon born on 11th January 1952 to her parents Jacqueline Sykes and Tony Gabaldon in Scottsdale, Arizona and raised in Flagstaff. Her father, who is of Mexican descent, served as the Arizona state senator for sixteen years and then took charge of Coconino County.
  • She completed a bachelors of science at Northern Arizona University in Zoology in 1973  and earned a masters in Marine Biology in 1975 at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in California.
  • Diana also achieved a PhD degree in Behavioural Ecology from Northern Arizona University.
  • In the 1980s, Diana Gabaldon worked as a professor for the Center for Environmental Studies at Arizona State University and became an expert in scientific computation, a field in which few were familiar.
  • Due to the limited knowledge in scientific computation, Diana started writing software reviews and technical articles for computer publications. 
  • She also Freelanced writing comics for Disney and wrote popular science articles leading her to become the founding editor of the Science Software Quarterly scientific journal.

Diana Gabaldon’s work

  • Diana began writing a novel in 1988 out of practice and had no intentions of showing it.
  • She was then noticed by John E. Stith, a science fiction and mystery writer, who introduced Diana to a literary agent, Perry Knowlton.
  • Diana ended up signing her very first book deal, a trilogy called Cross Stitch. 
  • Her first book of the series was published in 1991 and renamed Outlander.
  • She has since released eight more books as part of the Outlander Series.
  • Outlander has been adapted into a television series, graphic novel, audio books, a series of novels and novellas and even a musical.
  • Diana Gabaldon won the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award for Best Romance in 1991 for Outlander. 
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes from her Outlander series debuted at #1 on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best-Seller List and won the Quill Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror.