by VI-AN NGUYEN (www.parade.com)
Want to make millions as a book author? Focus on teen fantasy, crank out five or more novels a year, or better yet, write about sex.
Topping the rankings is Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James, who raked in an incredible $95 million in the last year. By comparison, that’s about three times what Hollywood’s highest-paid actress, Angelina Jolie, earned in the same time period, and about $20 million more than the top-earning actor, Robert Downey, Jr., made..(more)
By Jordan G. Teicher
Includes excerpts (not for the faint hearted) & photos
Who are the people behind erotic fiction, those accounts of racy affairs and clandestine romances so often stashed away in secret, read in the privacy of one’s home?
Increasingly, photographer David Woolfall discovered, they’re women. But they’re not who you might expect. (more)
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There are even more happy endings in store for devotees of queen of romance Barbara Cartland as 160 previously unpublished novels, including 57 entirely unseen works, are being released 13 years after her death, on completion of a two-year digitisation project by her son Ian McCorquodale and UK publisher M-Y Books…(read more)