“Fifty Shades” To Be Released In Hardcover

Written by Brandon Williams on Friday, January 11th, 2013

The Fifty Shades novels will be making their way to hardcover format for the first time in the United States. On January 29th, Doubleday will be releasing 200,000 copies of each novel in hardcover format for $26.95 a piece. There will also be shrink-wrapped sets of the whole series for $80.85 (a savings of… well, […]

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Binchy Reigns Supreme Among Irish Authors

Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, January 5th, 2013

The final novel of Maeve Binchy has made her the highest earning Irish author of 2013. A Week in Winter sold 36,582 copies and earned €525,925.65 between September and the end of the year. Binchy’s books sold a total of 40,000,000 copies in 37 different languages over the course of her lifetime.

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Erotica Outselling Literary Classics by Vast Margin

Written by Jenny Brady on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Erotic fiction is still going strong, with books like Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James outselling classics like Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. This news should come as no surprise, as Reflected in You by Sylvia Day sold 100,000 copies in its first week on the shelves and Fifty Shades of Grey has sold […]

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Rowling, James Miss Out On “Bad Sex” Award

Written by Ella Thomson on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The 2012 Bad Sex Awards shortlist is out and many were expecting J.K. Rowling and E.L. James to be included in the list. Senior editor at the Literary Review, Jonathan Beckman, said that even though they got more than enough nominations for Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, her writing is not nearly bad enough to qualify… […]

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Penguin and Random House To Merge

Written by Ella Thomson on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

A humungous deal that will merge Patricia Cornwell and Nora Roberts publisher Penguin and E.L. James and George R.R. Martin publisher Random House. The new publishing giant would publish a quarter of all books in the United States. If approved by regulators, the merger would combined British-owned Pearson and German-owned Bertelsmann – the parent companies […]

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“Twilight” Actor Wants to Write Erotica

Written by Ella Thomson on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Rumours of Robert Pattinson starring in Fifty Shades, but the Twilight actor has now expressed interest in trying his hand at writing erotica.

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“Fifty Shades” Breaks French Records

Written by Brandon Williams on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James is now the fastest selling book in the history of France, selling 150,000 copies in two days. Titled “Cinquante nuances de Grey,” the novel has been panned by critics, but that has had no effect on sales. “It is amazingly popular. We have never stocked a book that […]

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Jackie Collins Comments On Fifty Shades

Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, October 13th, 2012

With 29 novels now under her belt, Jackie Collins is no stranger to sex in fiction. However, Jackie thinks E.L. James has gone a little too far. “Sex should be fun and equal and erotic,” Jackie says. “It’s not about getting tied up and spanked. My women are not submissive. They’re strong.” However, she will […]

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“Fifty Shades” Screenwriter Announced

Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Focus Features has announced that writer/producer Kelly Marcel has been hired to work on the screenplay for Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestselling erotica novel by E.L. James. Among Marcel’s past work includes the Fox series Terra Nova and the film Saving Mr. Banks, set to star Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.

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E.L. James To Make Cameo in “Fifty Shades” Film?

Written by Dan Malone on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

E.L. James has revealed that she based a character in Fifty Shades of Grey on herself. Which character? Well, Erika remains tight-lipped. “I’ve actually written myself into the book; I play a very tiny cameo role and I might try and do that if I’m asked to… we’ll see. It’d be interesting to know if […]

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