Multiple books by Clive Cussler have appeared on the New York Times Best-Seller List. The New York Times Best-Seller list is considered one of the most trustworthy resources for identifying the popularity of literary works by the number of copies sold.
Clive Cussler began writing in the late 1960s. He made his first appearance on the New York Times best-seller list in the late 1970s with a novel entitled "Raise the Titanic!" Many of his works have been series. Aside from writing, Cussler is also the founder of the Underwater Marine Agency. According to Cussler, his primary goal as an author is to entertain his readers.