Fifty Shades of Grey

SURVEY: Has the Erotica Phenomenon Flamed Out?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief

Fifty Shades of Grey was “the” publishing story of 2012. The book sold tens of millions of copies and sparked several bestsellers in its wake. But, as discussed in our feature story, there is more to erotica than mere BDSM and, even though the market exists, the erotica trend is going to be tricky to sustain, say¬†authors, booksellers and publishers.

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About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.