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

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.