The 7 figure print run deal E.L. James now has for her Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy and Hitting #1 on the NY Times Best Seller List...

Mar 10, 2012 by

Every Saturday morning I check the New York Times Best Sellers list. My jaw dropped and is still unhinged because E.L. James has the #1 spot for combined print and e-book fiction sales for this week with Fifty Shades of Grey beating out the first week sales for such established authors like Jodi Picoult (#2), Robyn Carr (#3), Jonathan Kellerman (#4) and Gena Showalter (#7). Also, Fifty Shades Darker is #15 and Fifty Shades Freed is at #21. E.L. James must be doing the snoopy dance, not only for hitting the #1 spot with her refurbished erotic romance Twilight fan fiction (when was the last time an erotic romance was #1 on the NY Times best seller list?), but her eye popping print deal most authors can only dream about. Fans of The Fifty...

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My Thoughts on the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy by E.L James...

Feb 1, 2012 by

By now most of you have heard about the hoopla surrounding the very popular Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James. Fifty Shades of Grey has an astounding 4,300 reviews on Goodreads and all three books are currently the top three best selling digital books on Amazon for erotica. There’s also quite some controversy surrounding E.L., this series and how it was published. From what I understand, Fifty Shades of Grey was originally titled, Master of the Universe and was Twilight fan fiction. The Twilight fan fic readers became obsessed with this book (and what’s now the second and third book, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed) that E.L. decided to publish it, or Writer’s House Coffee Shop Publishing approached E.L. to publish it with them. Fifty Shades of Grey has sold more than...

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