Highest-Paid Authors: Fifty Shades’ E.L. James Beats Stephen King, J.K. Rowling

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)

The Secret Lives of Erotica Writers (Photographer David Woolfall for his series “Kinky Books”)

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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Dozens of unseen Barbara Cartland novels to be published

Screen Shot 2013-08-17 at 09.14.39 by Liz Bury the guardian

There are even more happy endings in store for devotees of queen of romance Barbara Cartland as 160 previously unpublished novels, including 57 entirely unseen works, are being released 13 years after her death, on completion of a two-year digitisation project by her son Ian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)

10 Cheesy Literary Pick-Up Lines That Will Get You Slapped


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Literary pick up lines? Yeah, why not!

Book geek? Need a date?

Well, you’ve come to the wrong place. Here’s 10 literary pick-up lines to make you have an embarrassing weekend, full of shame, rejection, and self-loathing.

Here we go:

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