Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Q&A with E L James: 'How would I like to be remembered?

This is a fun Q&A we found over the weekend. E L James gives some GREYt answers and once again proves to be as awesome as she is in real life and on twitter :)

Here is part of the Q&A...

EL James, 49, was born in London. She read history at the University of Kent and went on to become a TV producer. In 2009 she began writing erotic fiction, submitting stories to fanfiction.net. This year, her first novel, Fifty Shades Of Grey, topped bestseller lists around the world. Foreign rights have been sold in 54 territories and a film adaptation is in development. She is married, has two sons, and lives in west London.

When were you happiest?

Belfast 1994, when my first son was born.

What is your earliest memory?

Being ill in hospital in an oxygen tent as a toddler.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


And in others?

Insincerity and envy.

Property aside, what's the most expensive thing you've bought?

A car, to celebrate Fifty Shades hitting No 1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list.

What is your most treasured possession?

The diamond earrings my husband bought for me

Read More: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/dec/28/el-james-writer-interview

Official 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Sex Toy Line Coming To Canada!

We are sure every Fifty Shades Fan in Canada will be happy to hear this!!!

Here is whats being reported on this...

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 26, 2013) - The fastest selling book of all time, the steamy trilogy that has been translated into 61 languages and has been on the New York Times best seller list for 35 weeks, has inspired its own brand of sex toys. Lovehoney worked closely with the author E.L. James to make sure the high quality, stylish range of toys mirror the items used by Ana and her insatiable lover Christian Grey.

Fans will be happy to know that many of the products are named after specific passages in the much sought after book, including Inner Goddess Silver Pleasure Balls, Twitchy Palm Spanking Paddle and the Hard Limits Restraint Kit. All items come with suggestions for use and tips on introducing the items into a relationship.

PinkCherry, the exclusive distributor for Canada, is excited to be bringing the line to Canada. "Fifty Shades of Grey introduced pleasure products to those who previously were unsure or unaware," states Daniel Freedman, CEO of PinkCherry, "now they can buy a brand that truly reflects the world of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey."

Source: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/official-fifty-shades-of-grey-sex-toy-line-coming-to-canada-1772278.htm

Fifty Shades of Grey Publisher Random House Posts Record Profits Thanks to Series...

We love hearing that Fifty Shades is breaking records and flying off the shelves! Let's keep it going!!

Here is whats being reported on this...

EL James's Fifty Shades trilogy sold more than 70m copies in 2012, driving Random House to record annual revenues and profits.

The publisher's operating profit leapt 75% year on year to €325m (£275.7m) in 2012. Revenues at the Bertelsmann-owned company, which is awaiting final clearance on a merger with Pearson's Penguin, grew 22.5% year-on-year to €2.1bn.

James' Fifty Shades of Grey and sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed became the book publishing phenomenon of 2012, shifting more than 70m copies between March and December.

About 50% of revenues from the trilogy were from ebooks, compared to Random House's global average of about 20% from digital sales. Fifty Shades accounted for almost one in 10 of the 750m books Random House sold globally in print or online across the year.

The runaway success of Fifty Shades helped Bertelsmann maintain overall group profit levels, despite tough advertising conditions for its TV, magazine and music publishing businesses.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/mar/26/fifty-shades-random-house-record-profit