EL James

Fifty Shades of Grey takes the indie route to 100 million bestsellerdom

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 5, 2014 // 1 Comment

According to an announcement at the London Book Fair, worldwide sales of EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey erotic fiction trilogy have now passed the 100 million mark. This comes courtesy of the trilogy’s publisher, Vintage Books, a Penguin Random House imprint who – let’s [...]

From the author of Fifty Shades, a how-to writing guide

By Dan Eldridge
March 11, 2013 // 3 Comments

It sounds suspiciously like a story from The Onion: ‘Fifty Shades’ author to publish writing guide. But nope—it’s actually a real-life AP wire story that appeared on the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s website this morning. Scheduled to be published on May 1 by Random [...]

More reviewers say 'yes' to indie authors today, but getting noticed is still an uphill climb

By libertyc
February 26, 2013 // 3 Comments

Allen Schatz published his first book two years ago. After things didn’t work out with an agent, he went the self-publishing route and knew he had to market on his own, which meant contacting reviewers. Some said yes, many said no. But Schatz noticed a change in the business around this time and [...]

Here come the erotica e-books

By libertyc
October 15, 2012 // 4 Comments

Reporting from this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, AFP’s Frederic Happe filed an amusing feature over the weekend about the somewhat recent—and astonishingly quick—rise of e-books with fictional erotic themes. It doesn’t exactly take a publishing futurist, of course, to [...]

EL James of Fifty Shades fame threatens a sex-themed party planner with legal action

By libertyc
September 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

There’s a halfway decent chance this story isn’t even true, but the infamous Daily Mirror (a UK tabloid) and its sister publication, the Coventry Telegraph, are both reporting that Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James has threatened a sex-themed party planner with legal action. [...]

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