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List of 'Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors' Unveiled - Posted 1 day, 3 hours ago
Hollywood has been chasing after popular books for inspiration. Titles such as the Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games trilogy, and ... [AllTwitter]

100 Authors Sign Books to Help Boost Holiday Sales at Barnes & Noble - Posted 2 days ago
Barnes & Noble asked 100 authors to sign 5,000 copies of their latest books. Some of the participants include The Goldfinch author Donna Tartt, ... [GalleyCat]

Second Trailer For 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Unleashed - Posted November 14, 2014
Focus Features has unleashed the second global trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. The video embedded above offers fans glimpses of Dakota Johnson playing Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan ... [GalleyCat]

Diversion Books Launches the EverAfter Romance Online Bookstore - Posted November 5, 2014
Diversion Books has launched a new online bookstore exclusively dedicated to the romance genre. The organizers behind EverAfter Romance have developed a free app available for download on both iOS and Android mobile devices. Seth Kaufman, the head of the marketing a... [GalleyCat]

Comics Take Center Stage For This Year's Banned Books Week Celebration - Posted September 16, 2014
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression will celebrate Banned Books Week from September 21st to September 27th. The organization plans to shine a spotlight on graphic novels and comics. Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week National Committee, had this statement in ... [GalleyCat]

Fan Creates a 'Books of Orange is the New Black' - Posted June 20, 2014
Finished watching season 2 of Orange is the New Black? Already devoured Piper Kerman's p... [GalleyCat]

50 Shades The Musical Goes on Tour - Posted March 17, 2014
The musical adaptation of E.L. James' bestselling erotica novel 50 Shades of Grey has hit the stage. Written by Al Samuels, Emily Dorezas, Amanda Blake Davis, Jody Shelton... [GalleyCat]

E L James Has Written a New Book - Posted November 15, 2013
E L James, the author of 50 Shades of Grey, has written a new book. She revealed the news in an inteview with Entertainment Weekly. James... [GalleyCat]

Jamie Dornan & Luke Grimes Join the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Cast - Posted October 28, 2013
Two actors have joined the Fifty Shades of Grey movie cast. Jamie Dornan, best known for playing the Huntsman on the Once Upon a Time series, will replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey. Hunnam announced that he had dropped out of this... [GalleyCat]

E.L. James Collaborates with Winemakers for Two 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Wines - Posted September 25, 2013
Wondering how to pass the time until the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is released next August? The Huffington Post reports author E.L. James collaborated with a team of California wi... [semanticweb.com]

E.L. James Collaborates with Winemakers for Two 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Wines - Posted September 25, 2013
Wondering how to pass the time until the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is released next August? The Huffington Post reports author E.L. James collaborated with a team of California wi... [GalleyCat]

Bottoms Up! Fifty Shades of Grey Can Now Be Savored in a Wine Glass - Posted September 23, 2013
There are two vintages: Red Satin and White Silk. These will be available on retail shelves next month, but for any would-be Christian Grey looking to ASAP impress their prospective Anastasia Steele, both shades of vino can be ord... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bottoms Up! Fifty Shades of Grey Can Now Be Savored in a Wine Glass - Posted September 23, 2013
There are two vintages: Red Satin and White Silk. These will be available on retail shelves next month, but for any would-be Christian Grey looking to ASAP impress their prospective Anastasia Steele, both shades of vino can be ord... [FishbowlNY]

Dakota Johnson & Charlie Hunnam Cast in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - Posted September 4, 2013
In the upcoming adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele and Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey. ... [semanticweb.com]

Dakota Johnson & Charlie Hunnam Cast in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - Posted September 4, 2013
In the upcoming adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele and Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey. ... [GalleyCat]

5 Million Copies of 'Fifty Shades' Books Sold in First Half of 2013 - Posted August 30, 2013
Fifty Shades of Grey is the publishing gift that keeps on giving. E L James sold five million print and eBook copies of her erotic trilogy around the world during the first six months of 2013 (sales through Random House's English, German and Spanish-language publishing arms). Random House ... [GalleyCat]

5 Million Copies of 'Fifty Shades' Books Sold in First Half of 2013 - Posted August 30, 2013
Fifty Shades of Grey is the publishing gift that keeps on giving. E L James sold five million print and eBook copies of her erotic trilogy around the world during the first six months of 2013 (sales through Random House's English, German and Spanish-language publishing arms). Random House ... [AllTwitter]

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Summarized in the Style of Dr. Seuss - Posted July 22, 2013
What if Dr. Seuss had translated Fifty Shades of Grey? Reddit user Traceofbass rewrote E.L. James' mega-bestseller as a Seuss-ian p... [GalleyCat]

The Most Abandoned Books List - Posted July 9, 2013
Goodreads has created a great infographic exploring the books most often abandoned by readers on the social network. The Casual Vacancy... [GalleyCat]

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Coming August 1, 2014 - Posted June 28, 2013
Focus Features has set a release date of Friday, August 1st, 2014 for the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. The film's Facebook page featured ... [GalleyCat]

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2012 - Posted April 16, 2013
The American Library Association (ALA) has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged library books of the year. We've linked to free samples of all the books on the list-follow the links below to read these controversial books yourself. The list was part of the ALA's ... [semanticweb.com]

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2012 - Posted April 16, 2013
The American Library Association (ALA) has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged library books of the year. We've linked to free samples of all the books on the list-follow the links below to read these controversial books yourself. The list was part of the ALA's ... [GalleyCat]

E.L. James' Journal Coming From Vintage Books in May - Posted March 11, 2013
Vintage Books is releasing a new writer's guide from E L James' in which she reveals the inspiration behind her provocative erotica series as well as tips for aspiring writers. In T... [GalleyCat]

Hachette, Penguin and Simon & Schuster Launch Bookish - Posted February 5, 2013
Hachette Book Group, Penguin and Simon & Schuster have launched Bookish, nearly two years after the site was first announced ... [GalleyCat]

Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Coming in Hardcover Editions - Posted January 10, 2013
Doubleday will release E L James Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy in $26.95 hardcover editions on January 29. The first combined print run will be 200,000 copies. Ever since Vintage published ... [GalleyCat]

Celebrities Reading Fifty Shades of Grey - Posted December 27, 2012
E.L. James became the first author to be named Publishers Weekly's Person of the Year. Many members of the publishing community, such as ... [GalleyCat]

Suzanne Collins Rules Most Read Books List on Facebook - Posted December 18, 2012
Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games dominated Facebook this year, her trilogy taking the first, second and third spots on Fa... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Reveals Bestselling Books of 2012 - Posted December 14, 2012
Amazon has revealed the bestselling books of 2012, a list led by E. L. James, Gillian Flynn and Sylvia Day. We've reprinted the complete list below, but you can also check out the company's top 100 lists of the ... [GalleyCat]

Goodreads Choice Award Winners Revealed - Posted December 4, 2012
With 11,525 votes, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling has won the Best Fiction award at the Goodreads Choice Awards. Earning 20,328 votes, Veronica Roth was named Best Good... [GalleyCat]

Totally Hip Book Reviewer Returns for E.L. James Video - Posted December 4, 2012
Washington Post fiction editor Ron Charles poked fun at Publishers Weekly's decision to name E.L. James as their "Publishing Person of the Year" for her bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Above, ... [GalleyCat]

E L James Is Publishers Weekly's Person of the Year - Posted November 30, 2012
Today E L James became the first author ever named Publishers Weekly's Person of the Year, an annual award given to publishing leaders "shaping and, sometimes, transforming, the publishing industry." As part of the award, James will get a cover story and interview in the magazine. She joins ... [GalleyCat]

20-30% of Fifty Shades of Grey Buyers Are Male - Posted November 29, 2012
Bowker has released a new survey focused on the demographics of readers who purchased a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James. According to the research, 20 percent of these book buyers were male ... [GalleyCat]

Fifty Shades of Grey Is Top Selling Kindle Book of All Time - Posted November 19, 2012
Amazon Kindle has released a list of Kindle bestsellers to celebrate the fifth birthday of the reading device. Interestingly enough, Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James was the top selling book of all time on the Kindle. We've collected the two lists below, a walk down memory lane for... [GalleyCat]

Book That Began as Twilight Fan Fiction Lands 'Substantial' Book Deal - Posted November 8, 2012
Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings have landed a "substantial" book d... [GalleyCat]

One Shade of Grey at Persephone Books - Posted September 24, 2012
The Piccadilly branch of the UK bookseller Waterstones spoofed E. L. James and Fifty Shades of Grey, creating an eye-catching display of titles from Persephone Books--the sleek cov... [semanticweb.com]

One Shade of Grey at Persephone Books - Posted September 24, 2012
The Piccadilly branch of the UK bookseller Waterstones spoofed E. L. James and Fifty Shades of Grey, creating an eye-catching display of titles from Persephone Books--the sleek cov... [GalleyCat]

Fifty Shades of Grey Book Burnings Stoke Controversy - Posted September 11, 2012
On November 5th, UK-based anti-domestic violence group Wearside Women in Need plans to burn copies of E.L. James... [GalleyCat]

50 Shades of Infographic - Posted September 7, 2012
The designers at Neo Mammalian Studios have created "50/50 Shades of Grey," an infographic looking at the sales figures, genre stats and literary merits of E. L. James... [GalleyCat]

Fifty Shades of Grey Boosts Random House Earnings - Posted August 31, 2012
Random House posted a 64 percent increase in operating profit for the first half of 2012. According to Variety, the publisher also boasted a 20 percent increase in revenue--rising to $1.2 billion. ... [GalleyCat]

James Patterson Leads World's Top-Earning Authors List - Posted August 9, 2012
Forbes has just released its annual list of the World's Top-Earning Authors. We've listed the top five writers below, along with their income--... [semanticweb.com]

James Patterson Leads World's Top-Earning Authors List - Posted August 9, 2012
Forbes has just released its annual list of the World's Top-Earning Authors. We've listed the top five writers below, along with their income--... [GalleyCat]

Fifty Shades Of Grey Soundtrack on Spotify - Posted August 9, 2012
Record label EMI is capitalizing on the Fifty Shades of Grey erotica sensation by releasing a new soundtrack to go along with the book. ... [GalleyCat]

Australian Swimmers Turn To '50 Shades of Grey' For Relaxation - Posted August 3, 2012
What do Olympians do to help take the edge off and cut the stress during the games? The Australian women's swim team has been reading E.L. James' popular erotica novel 50 Shades of Grey, as a way to help them turn off and relax at night.... [GalleyCat]

R.A. Salvatore Defends Fan Fiction But Won't Read It - Posted August 3, 2012
The great fantasy writer R.A. Salvatore fielded questions in a popular "I am a" interview on Reddit, answering the question facing many popular novelists: "What is your position on fan ... [GalleyCat]

Twilight Fan Fiction History of Gabriel's Inferno - Posted July 31, 2012
Indie romance novelist Sylvain Reynard has landed a "substantial seven-figure deal" with Penguin Group's Berkley imprint for Gabriel's Inferno and Gabriel's Rapture... [GalleyCat]

iDreamBooks Applies Rotten Tomatoes Model to Book Reviews - Posted July 19, 2012
Trying to choose between Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James and Strange Flesh: A Novel by Michael Olson? Well according to a new book reviews website iDreamBooks Fifty Shades gets a 30 ranking, and Stra... [GalleyCat]

Self-Published Author Jamie McGuire Lands Book Deal - Posted July 11, 2012
Self-published novelist Jamie McGuire has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster's Atria imprint to publish her bestselling romance, Beautiful Disaster. That book is currently ranked No.1 on our ... [semanticweb.com]

Self-Published Author Jamie McGuire Lands Book Deal - Posted July 11, 2012
Self-published novelist Jamie McGuire has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster's Atria imprint to publish her bestselling romance, Beautiful Disaster. That book is currently ranked No.1 on our ... [GalleyCat]

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Box Set Sold 84,000 Copies in a Week - Posted June 21, 2012
Random House released E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy as a box set on June 12th. Publishers Weekly reported that "th... [GalleyCat]

Fan Fiction Authors Featured in The Wall Street Journal - Posted June 19, 2012
The Wall Street Journal featured a number of fan fiction authors in a long story called "The Weird World of Fan Fiction." The dispatch explored a number of interesting corners of the fan fiction universe where dedicated reader... [GalleyCat]

Dr. Ruth Endorses 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - Posted June 5, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey doesn't need celebrity blurbs to sell books, but the great Dr. Ruth recently delivered an enthusiastic video endorsement of the erotic book. Sex therapist and author Dr. Ruth Westheimer has posted more than 60 videos on YouTube, sharing tips and recommendations for her readers. You can watch her... [semanticweb.com]

Dr. Ruth Endorses 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - Posted June 5, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey doesn't need celebrity blurbs to sell books, but the great Dr. Ruth recently delivered an enthusiastic video endorsement of the erotic book. Sex therapist and author Dr. Ruth Westheimer has posted more than 60 videos on YouTube, sharing tips and recommendations for her readers. You can watch her... [GalleyCat]

Stephenie Meyer on E. L. James & Fan Fiction: 'Obviously, She Had a Story in Her' - Posted May 31, 2012
When asked about the bestselling success of E. L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (a series that began as Twilight fan fiction) Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer ... [semanticweb.com]

Stephenie Meyer on E. L. James & Fan Fiction: 'Obviously, She Had a Story in Her' - Posted May 31, 2012
When asked about the bestselling success of E. L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (a series that began as Twilight fan fiction) Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer ... [GalleyCat]

'Fifty Shades of Grey' History Excluded from Wayback Machine Archives - Posted May 30, 2012
We published a long post looking at The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey recently, using the Waybac... [semanticweb.com]

'Fifty Shades of Grey' History Excluded from Wayback Machine Archives - Posted May 30, 2012
We published a long post looking at The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey recently, using the Waybac... [GalleyCat]

Sylvia Day Gets Trade Paperback Run of 500,000 Copies - Posted May 25, 2012
Sylvia Day recently landed a book deal with Berkley Books for her self-published erotica novel, Bared to You. The publisher has launched a revised eBook edition and printed 500,000 copies of the novel fo... [AllTwitter]

Sylvia Day Gets Trade Paperback Run of 500,000 Copies - Posted May 25, 2012
Sylvia Day recently landed a book deal with Berkley Books for her self-published erotica novel, Bared to You. The publisher has launched a revised eBook edition and printed 500,000 copies of the novel fo... [semanticweb.com]

50 Shades of Grey Sales Bump: INFOGRAPHIC - Posted May 24, 2012
Goodreads has created a massive infographic analyzing the Fifty Shades of Grey effect around the country. Vintage has already sold ten million copies of E. L. James' erotica trilogy, and the liter... [GalleyCat]

Literary Groups Defend 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - Posted May 16, 2012
Comparing Fifty Shades of Grey to Lady Chatterley's Lover and Fear of Flying, prominent literary gr... [semanticweb.com]

Literary Groups Defend 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - Posted May 16, 2012
Comparing Fifty Shades of Grey to Lady Chatterley's Lover and Fear of Flying, prominent literary gr... [GalleyCat]

'50 Shades Of Grey' Pulled in Florida Libraries - Posted May 10, 2012
E. L. James' bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has been pulled from some library shelves in Florida. The book is being removed from Brevard County Public Libraries for its graphic depiction of S&M and bondage. Library services director ... [GalleyCat]

Ellen DeGeneres Narrates 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - Posted April 27, 2012
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Ellen DeGeneres Narrates 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - Posted April 26, 2012
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E.L. James Makes TIME 100 List - Posted April 18, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James debuted on TIME magazine's TIME 100 list this year, joining comedians turned writers and Steve Jobs' biographer on the prestigious list. TIME... [GalleyCat]

E.L. James, Christopher Moore & Anne Tyler Debut on the Indie Bestseller List - Posted April 10, 2012
We've collected the books debuting on Indiebound's ... [GalleyCat]

Fifty Shades of Grey Gets Fan Fiction Disclaimer - Posted April 5, 2012
Vintage Books has included a disclaimer in its edition of Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James, acknowledging the book's origins as Tw... [GalleyCat]

Andrew Shaffer Inks Book Deal for 'Fifty Shames of Earl Grey' - Posted April 2, 2012
Andrew Shaffer has sold his Fifty Shades of Grey parody, ... [GalleyCat]

Fifty Shades of Grey Film Rights Sold - Posted March 26, 2012
Erotica author E L James has sold the film rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy to Universal Pictures. Focus Features will partner with the studio to market and distribut the the film. Fifty Shades of Grey began as Twilight fan fiction but became an unexpected hit... [GalleyCat]

Will Fifty Shades of Grey Inspire More Fan Fiction Writers to Publish? - Posted March 16, 2012
Will the success of Fifty Shades of Grey inspire more fan fiction writers to convert their work into straight fiction? This GalleyCat editor wrote an essay for NPR explor... [GalleyCat]

Fifty Shades of Grey Compared to Twilight - Posted March 13, 2012
Paranormal author Jami Gold asked her readers: When Does Fan Fiction Cross an Ethical Line? Her pointed question generated more than 220 comments about Fifty Shades of Grey, an e... [GalleyCat]

Fifty Shades of Grey Began as Twilight Fan Fiction - Posted March 12, 2012
Author E L James has landed a headline-making three-book deal with Vintage Books to publish her erotica series, the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Book blogger Jane Litte ... [GalleyCat]

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