'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Writer Making $1.35 Million, Every Week

E.L James' erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' based on Stephanie Meyer's 'Twilight' saga is earning her $1.35 million per week. The book, dubbed by the media as 'mummy porn', has now reached sales of 1 million a week breaking book sales records in 37 different countries. The total sales has now reached 20 million worldwide; an incredible feat after only being published since April in the US. Sales have even overtaken Jk Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series.
The book was originally an online fan fiction story under a different name based on the 'Twilight' series. The novel had to be taken down from the fan site due to its sexual (understatement) nature but James republished it on her website. It is about a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, who falls for the mysterious billionaire Christian Grey. She soon finds out that his history of child abuse has made him a sexual deviant in adulthood, enjoying indulging in such fetishes as sadomasochism and bondage. Two further sequels were published entitled 'Fifty Shades Darker' and 'Fifty Shades Freed'.
According to Celebritynetworth.com, "It's safe to assume that EL James has long ago sold enough copies to repay her seven figure book advance, which means at this point she is earning the standard 7 per cent royalty on every $14 paperback and 25 per cent royalty on every $10 eBook". Universal/Focus Features have also paid $5 million for the film rights to the trilogy. Popular romance author Jilly Cooper is pleased with the book sales. "I am delighted that it's giving a new lease of life to the genre", she says. 'Porn was terribly out of fashion before that book came out". She does, however, admit that she has heard the book has been 'poorly written'.


Tags: Stephenie Meyer - Jk Rowling


More Stephenie Meyer

Austenland Movie Review

Fans of romantic fiction may enjoy this gimmicky comedy, which cleverly plays around with Jane Austen's fiction but kind of misses its own joke. The...

Amazon Thinks Profits And Sanctions Fan Fiction Marketplace

What’s that? A giant global corporation has ignored the creative integrity of the people it profits from in order to maximize gross income, potentially alienating...

The Host Movie Review

While the premise of this sci-fi thriller feels like yet another of Stephenie Meyer's two-boys-one-girl fantasies, a superior writer-director and cast make this is a...

Stephanie Meyer Talks New Direction At The Host's LA Premiere

The Host had its red carpet premiere in Los Angeles last night (March 19, 2013) and the writer of the books that are being turned...


Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer Hasn’t Read “Smutty” 50 Shades of Grey Books

Stephenie Meyer – author of the hugely popular Twilight series - has not read 50 Shades of Grey, and it doesn’t look like she’s...

Sundance Film Festival: Business As Usual

The Sundance Film Festival is almost over and so far it has been an eventful time. Here's a quick recap and review of this year's...

Austenland Premiers at Sundance to Mixed Reviews

Much has happened at the Sundance Film Festival this year, but then again, isn’t that always the case?An unlikely winner of the audience’s attention was...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Movie Review

With a flurry of bonkers action and cross-species bonding, The Twilight Saga surges to a howling conclusion that has more attitude in it than all...



Stephenie Meyer Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Stephenie Meyer

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All