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Posts Tagged ‘50 Shades of Grey’

Fifty Shades of Grey Boosts Random House Earnings

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.

Here’s more from the article: “The titillating [50 Shades of Grey] trilogy sold more than 30 million copies between March and June, with sales evenly divided between the trade paperback and e-book editions. The Social Network producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing the big-screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey the first book in the trilogy, for Universal Pictures and Focus Features.”

Random House also credited the growth in eBook sales and the popularity of some of their biggest bestselling authors including George R.R. Martin  (A Song of Ice and Fire series), John Grisham (Calico Joe), Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and Dr. Seuss (The Lorax).

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Soundtrack on Spotify

Record label EMI is capitalizing on the Fifty Shades of Grey erotica sensation by releasing a new soundtrack to go along with the book.

Fifty Shades of Grey – The Classical Album is meant to be listened to while reading the three book series. It has 15 tracks on the album, including music that is mentioned in the book such as The Tallis Scholars’ performance of Spem in Alium, Flower Duet from Lakmé, Pachelbel’s Canon in D, and the aria from Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

If you want to sample ALL the music in the book, try Meg Latimore‘s massive Fifty Shades soundtrack mix (Spotify link). It includes 212 songs and 15 hours of music…

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Australian Swimmers Turn To ’50 Shades of Grey’ For Relaxation

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.

The International Business Times has more: “200m individual medley silver medalist Alicia Coutts said that she became hooked on the book after picking it at a service station when she and the 20 other members of the team traveled from their training camp in Manchester to the Athletes Village in East London.” Coutts told The Herald Sun: “Most of the swimming girls are reading Fifty Shades of Grey. We’re all talking about it.”

Before the Olympics began, Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice tweeted a photo of herself reading the book (embedded above), writing “Have heard a mixed review on the book. What’s ur opinion?? I’m just starting it #fiftyshades.” What other books would you recommend to Olympians?