Ten Movie/TV Tie-In Cookbooks

Column by Christopher Shultz September 25, 2015 (2) comments
Submitted for your reading and culinary pleasures, here are some TV/Movie-themed cookbooks that will either make you salivate or scratch your head.

Economics of the Big Release

Column by Leah Dearborn
Every now and then a tidal wave comes along in book publishing. Big releases can sometimes act as a shot in the arm for struggling bookstores, and they’ve helped to keep a changing industry afloat.

6 Women Who Changed the Face of Publishing

Column by Cath Murphy August 19, 2015 (2) comments
Male writers might get more than their fair share of attention, but if being a woman is good enough for Joan Didion then it's good enough for me.

David Thomson's 'Suspects' and the Questionable Validity of Fan Fiction

Column by Bart Bishop August 13, 2015 (2) comments
An exploration of the proliferation of fan fiction in the Internet age compared to earlier literary reimaginings of characters, with David Thomson's Suspects given particular attention.
New ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Manuscript Stolen

New ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Manuscript Stolen

News by Raine Winters June 11, 2015 (10) comments
Fifty shades of oops.
E L James Announces New Book

Fifty Shades Even Greyer: E.L. James Announces New Book

News by Peter Derk June 1, 2015 (2) comments
E L James announces new Grey book, this time from Christian's perspective.

Jane Austen reviews ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ by E.L. James

Column by Cath Murphy February 19, 2015 (5) comments
The bestselling book is now a record breaking movie. Jane Austen, inventor of the Romance novel, decides if 'Fifty Shades of Grey' gives young women good advice on dating and relationships.

Book vs. Film: Fifty Shades of Grey

Column by Karina Wilson February 13, 2015 (2) comments
The inevitable adaptation of the publishing phenomenon hits theatres this week. Is it bad, bad-good, or good-good? How many beverages do you need to neck before viewing? Mistress Karina finds out.
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 (19) 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!