Tue, 02/10/2012 - 08:45
Piccadilly Press is claiming to be the first publisher to have harnessed the 50 Shades-generated appetite for raunchier reads for a younger market, having acquired a passionate romance for a YA readership.
Managing director Brenda Gardner bought world rights in Irresistible directly from author Liz Bankes, having...
Tue, 03/07/2012 - 08:00
Michael O'Mara is the latest publisher to move in on the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon, acquiring a title which parodies both E L James' current erotic bestseller, and Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice.
Senior editorial director Louise Dixon acquired world rights directly from the...
Tue, 26/06/2012 - 15:13
All three books in E L James' Fifty Shades trilogy (Arrow) last week surpassed the single week sales record for an adult paperback novel of 205,130 copies sold, set the previous week by James' Fifty Shades of Grey.
The first of the trilogy is now the quickest adult paperback novel to surpass the million copies sold...
Fri, 22/06/2012 - 09:43
Publishers have been here before. From The Da Vinci Code to Harry Potter to Stieg Larsson to Twilight books that tip over from bestseller status to “phenomena” are rare enough to live long in the memory, but not so infrequent that we cannot learn the lessons from past successes.
The erotic trilogy Fifty Shades has...
Fri, 01/06/2012 - 08:19
Constable & Robinson aims to poke fun at the recent avalanche of erotica books with a title parodying the kinky literature trend.
Fifty Shelves of Grey: A Selection of Great Titles Erotically Remastered will collect 50 short erotic parodies written in the style of classic books including Winnie-the-Pooh, and...
Wed, 30/05/2012 - 09:36
As temperatures soared across the UK, printed book sales slumped to their lowest level in nine years. Just £20.3m was spent on physical books at UK booksellers last week, Nielsen BookScan data reveals—the lowest seven-day figure since the week ending 31st May 2003.
Sales last week were down 9% (£2m) on the previous...
Fri, 27/04/2012 - 09:10
The stunning success of Fifty Shades of Grey, which tops the charts after a weekly sale of 60,000, raises two interesting questions for the book trade: can e-books spawn print success? And has erotica finally gone mainstream?
Initial sales of Fifty Shades make it by far the most successful e-book-to-print crossover...
Wed, 18/04/2012 - 08:50
British novelist E L James' much-discussed erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) has become a number one bestseller in the UK. The pseudonymous novel, penned by former TV producer Erika Leonard—whose credits include "Have I Got News For You" and "Room 101"—sold 14,814 copies at UK bookshops...