Paulo Coelho is the writer, who sells better without ever opposing the piracy of his works. Perhaps for spreading his words, through peer-to-peer-file-sharing-networks, he put his own books on p2p networks like BitTorrent.
He tweets about his works and readers along with retweeting his followers about his works. Doing so has made up one of the largest fan-following upon social media.
Becoming a writer has been his personal legend since a very young age but due to wrong averaging in society, it took a lot of time to become one. Once he got realized the intensity of his interest in it, his treasure hidden beneath his own feet got unlocked and he is very successful in writing since then.