Prepare to be Aroused and/or Nauseated by the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

Prepare to be Aroused and/or Nauseated by the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

News by Joshua Chaplinsky July 24, 2014 (6) comments
What is this tingling feeling in my—BLAAAAAAAAAAARG!
One Direction FanFic Will Become 3-Book Series

One Direction FanFic Will Become 3-Book Series

News by Peter Derk June 5, 2014 (6) comments
A writer of One Direction fanfiction has inked a 3-book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster.

The Best and Worst Love Stories of All Time

Column by Robbie Blair February 14, 2014 (16) comments
What well-crafted love stories manage to pull us in — without idolizing toxic relationship models? Here are some of the best and worst love stories of all time.
E.L. James Reveals She’s Written New Book

E.L. James Reveals She’s Written New Book

News by Dean Fetzer November 18, 2013 (2) comments
The ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author admits she’s terrified about the movie version of her book and that she has a finished novel — but doesn’t say what it’s about or when it might be published.
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Saturday Night Live "Exposes" The Fifty Shades Of Grey Auditions

News by Nathan Scalia October 7, 2013 (3) comments
The writers of Saturday Night Live explore some alternate casting possibilities for the Fifty Shades of Grey film.
E.L. James Tops List of Top-Earning Authors

Keeping Up with the Jameses: Forbes' List of Top-Earning Authors

News by Dean Fetzer August 14, 2013 (5) comments
Forbes’ list of the world’s top-selling authors is out this week, with the ‘Fifty Shades…’ author debuting at number one.
Fifty Shades Movie Sam Taylor-Johnson

'Fifty Shades' Movie Gets a Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

News by Christopher Shultz June 20, 2013 (5) comments
A much-coveted gig in Hollywood, sought by the likes of Gus Van Sant, has gone to a relative newcomer.
Teacher Who Bought 9th Grader ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Suspended

Teacher Who Bought 9th Grader ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Suspended

News by Dean Fetzer May 7, 2013 (15) comments
Philip Aidoo, a teacher at Eastern University Academy Charter School in Philadephia, bought James' book for the 14-year-old “after seeing it on his reading wish list”.
Gus Van Sant 'Fifty Shades' Test Reel

Gus Van Sant Shoots 'Fifty Shades' Test Reel

News by Christopher Shultz April 24, 2013 (8) comments
The filmmaker has eyes on bringing E.L. James' novel to the big screen, and he's got a steamy sex scene on camera to prove it.
Captain Underpants tops list of 'challenged books'

Captain Underpants Tops List of ‘Challenged Books’ for 2012

News by Dean Fetzer April 16, 2013 (4) comments
In a list that usually includes Pulitzer-prize winners, this year’s most challenged book is... Captain Underpants?
Next E.L. James Novel to be Less Raunchy

Next E.L. James Novel to be Less Raunchy

News by Dean Fetzer February 28, 2013 (7) comments
Fans of the ‘Fifty Shades…’ trilogy are likely to be disappointed to hear that the author plans to move away from the series — she may even publish under a different name!
Random House gives employees 5k Bonus

Porn Does Pay - If You Work For Random House, Anyway

News by Dean Fetzer December 7, 2012 (6) comments
With 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sitting at the top of the bestseller list for 37 weeks, Random House has made a lot of money from the series - and they’re passing it on to their employees!
E L James, ‘publishing person of the year’

Publishers Weekly Names E. L. James 'Publishing Person of the Year'

News by Dean Fetzer December 3, 2012 (15) comments
Yes, the end is nigh: the author of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been recognized for “making erotic fiction ‘hot’” by Publishers Weekly.
2012 UK National Book Award Nominees

2012 UK National Book Award Nominees Include "Fifty Shades of Grey"

News by Dean Fetzer November 14, 2012 (4) comments
The UK’s annual National Book Award nominees have been announced, including the (perhaps) surprise inclusion of E. L. James.
Charity Using Fifty Shades of Grey as Toilet Paper

Abuse Charity Using Fifty Shades of Grey as Toilet Paper

News by Dean Fetzer November 7, 2012 (8) comments
Wearside Women in Need, a charity specialising in helping victims of abuse, has announced plans to use the best seller as compost and toilet paper, describing it as the best use of the paper.

Is Reading Sexy?

Column by John Jarzemsky October 18, 2012 (32) comments
The battle to save reading and literature rages on, but is the latest plan of aligning reading with sexiness a good one?

Fifty Shades of Inattention: An Open Letter To The Husbands and Boyfriends of America

Column by Keith Rawson September 21, 2012 (8) comments
For the love of God, people, we need to stop the further spread of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and elevate the level of literary sleaze in the average American household!

Return of the Bonkbuster

Column by Cath Murphy
With publishers returning to sexy hits of the 70s and 80s to cash in on the Fifty Shades phenomenon, what might we expect to soon find sizzling on the shelves?

The Weird Side Of Literary Tourism: Five Bizarre Book-Inspired Experiences

Column by Kimberly Turner September 13, 2012 (5) comments
Ride through the diseased sewage of Charles Dickens's England, watch a MacBeth-inspired rave/orgy, survive a 'Hunger Games' simulation, and other bizarre ways to live out your favorite books.
Fifty Shades of Grey Money

How Easy Is It To Climb Aboard The Fifty Shades Gravy Train?

News by Kimberly Turner August 2, 2012 (7) comments
Another day, another seven-figure ‘Twilight’ fanfic deal. Even a deliberately awful parody created by trollish comics became a bestseller overnight. Is the ‘Fifty Shades’ formula the way to fast cash?
Publisher To Release Sexier Versions Of Classic Books

Publisher To Release Sexier Versions Of Classic Books

News by Rob Hart July 18, 2012 (11) comments
Thanks to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' we're getting sexy Sherlock Holmes.
Anne Rice's Erotic Sleeping Beauty Trilogy Gets A Re-release

Anne Rice's Erotic Sleeping Beauty Trilogy Gets A Re-release

News by Kimberly Turner July 10, 2012 (5) comments
Erotic BDSM trilogy for women? Anne Rice has been there, done that...thirty years ago. Plume re-releases Rice's steamy 'Sleeping Beauty' series to cash in on 'Fifty Shades' fever.

Fifty Shades of Pay: A Failed Attempt To Get Rich By Writing Erotica

Column by Jack Joslin June 28, 2012 (14) comments
Should we give E.L. James a little more credit? A hands-on attempt at mimicking her success by erotica...
Bret Easton Ellis Wants To Write 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

Bret Easton Ellis Wants To Write Adaptation For 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie

News by Rob Hart June 12, 2012 (19) comments
Bret Easton Ellis, author of 'American Psycho,' is pushing for a new gig: To adapt 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for the screen--and he wants David Cronenberg to direct.

10 Lessons Even You Can Learn From Fifty Shades Of Grey

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen June 8, 2012 (15) comments
The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' trilogy has basically become a punchline in publishing, but even hardened writers can stand to learn a thing or two from this weird, kinky, literary train-wreck.