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”.
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.
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?
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!
News by Dean Fetzer December 7, 2012 (5) 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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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?
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.
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?
News by Rob W. Hart July 18, 2012 (11) comments
Thanks to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' we're getting sexy Sherlock Holmes.
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.
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...
News by Rob W. 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.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen June 8, 2012 (14) 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.
News by Dave Reuss May 14, 2012 (8) comments
The 'Wool' series is being called the sci-fi version of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Could alien lady porn be on the horizon?
News by Rob W. Hart May 9, 2012 (25) comments
'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been banned from the Brevard County Public Libraries system, while books like 'The Complete Kama Sutra' are still available.
News by Rob W. Hart May 3, 2012 (15) comments
We know 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is a very poorly-written book. But is it also dangerous? One member of the BDSM community thinks so. And it raises some interesting questions about truth in fiction.
Column by Karina Wilson April 5, 2012 (6) comments
After the runaway success of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy, LURID compares it to some other well-thumbed examples of erotic fiction, including its BDSM bedmate, 'The Story of O'.
Publishing Has Devoured Itself: Author Signs Deal For A Parody Of 'Twilight' Knockoff, 'Fifty Shades of Grey'News by Rob W. Hart April 3, 2012 (9) comments
Andrew Shaffer, the man behind the Emperor Franzen Twitter feed, has sold a parody of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' titled 'Fifty Shames of Earl Grey.'
News by Rob W. Hart March 12, 2012 (8) comments
'Mommy Porn' indie FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is the latest out-of-nowhere runaway bestseller.