‘Fifty Shades’ of Spin-Offs in the Works

Publishers are hot for erotic fiction in the hope of capturing ‘Grey’ success

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Fifty Shades of Grey is spawning 50 shades of copycat erotic romance novels on publishers’ release lists.

USA Today reports the insanely popular trilogy by E.L. James (30 million copies sold in the United States alone!) has authors and booksellers scrambling to ride those sexy Christian Grey coattails. 

Just look at the newspaper’s “Best-Selling Books” list: Spots one through three are taken by the Grey books, number nine belongs to Bared to You by Sylvia Day, and number 18 is Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Four other erotic titles are also in the top 50. And, yes, more releases are on the way, USA Today adds.

Consider your summer-beach-reading vacation extended.

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