Is Reading Sexy?

Column by John Jarzemsky October 18, 2012
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
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
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.
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How Easy Is It To Climb Aboard The Fifty Shades Gravy Train?

News by Kimberly Turner August 2, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Is Wool the next 50 Shades?

Fifty Shades Of Wool: Film Studios Enter Bidding War Over Next Big, Self-pubbed Novel

News by Dave Reuss May 14, 2012
The 'Wool' series is being called the sci-fi version of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Could alien lady porn be on the horizon?
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Banned In Florida

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Books Banned From Libraries In Florida

News by Rob Hart May 9, 2012
'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been banned from the Brevard County Public Libraries system, while books like 'The Complete Kama Sutra' are still available.
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Criticized For Inaccurate Portrayal Of BDSM

News by Rob Hart May 3, 2012
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.

LURID: Spanky Panky, Fifty Shades of O

Column by Karina Wilson April 5, 2012
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'.
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Publishing Has Devoured Itself: Author Signs Deal For A Parody Of 'Twilight' Knockoff, 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

News by Rob Hart April 3, 2012
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.'
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Hottest Book In The World Is Erotic 'Mommy Porn' Novel That Started As Twilight Fan-Fic

News by Rob Hart March 12, 2012
'Mommy Porn' indie FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is the latest out-of-nowhere runaway bestseller.