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E.L. James Earns $1.4 Mil A Week From Perverted Housewives

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EL James Is Kind of Rich

That can buy a girl a lot of anal beads!

Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James is kind of having a good year.

In March, Universal optioned the film rights to her material for $5 mil.

Her novels are shattering every sales record known to man or beast, she's raking in almost 200k each day, and is probably due for a $20 mil royalty check in September!!

So how does a book about ball gags generate so much revenue??

It doesn't hurt that it's sold 20 million copies in only four months of being in print. It's a book buying frenzy of biblical proportions!

Wait, no. That's wrong. This is far outselling The Bible right now!

It helps such a high percentage of readers are shamed into reading Fifty Shades in secret, because royalties from eBooks are ultra-hefty!

A high-powered executive might be mocked for being caught with Twilight inspired porn on her desk — but if she purchases a copy of it on her Kindle, she can dream a little dream about Alexander Skarsgard in private with no one the wiser.

What we want to know what Mizz James will do with her new found wealth?

Will she hit up Kat Von D for a sweet Snowqueens Icedragon tattoo on her back in honor of her original pseudonym??

She can probably afford to pay a few stars of Breaking Dawn: Part 2 to make an costumed appearance at her next birthday party!

Maybe she has finally got the cash to sign up for an intermediate writing class at her local Community College!

[Image via Michael Carpenter/WENN.]

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10 comments to “E.L. James Earns $1.4 Mil A Week From Perverted Housewives”

  1. Tarp87Ash says – reply to this


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    I dont understand what the hype is with these books, has no one ever read a zane book? those are basically the same thing as far as the pervertedness lol …. those books do not make this kind of cash and i am sure they are better…. i hate when i see silly things make more money then the originals lmaoo does not make sense…

  2. fid says – reply to this


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    The only reason this book is so popular is because the publisher's publicist was smart enough to ask bookstores and libraries to "ban" this poorly written piece of crap. So it created a "buzz" and most people out there are sheep for the slaughter and will buy into anything they think is cool or edgy. Really, if you were not interested in bdsm before how can a book suddenly "open" yourself up to it? How boring is/was your life? A Fetish is something you most likely already know you're into. Plus, I'm sure there is better lady smut out there for you to read.

  3. gee says – reply to this


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    Oh thank god I'm not the only one who hates this book. I've read the first few chapters and all I could say that Fifty Shades is one piece of crap. It even puzzles me how this kind of book become a bestseller! I mean seriously, even the editing is atrocious!



  4. 4

    Forget Alex Skarsgard. This should be with Josh Duhmahel or Johnny Depp or even Mark Whalberg. Skarsgard isn't right for this part. Even possibly Chris Pine.

  5. Ellen says – reply to this


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    Good for you, Icy! Get PAID, girl!

  6. Leslie says – reply to this


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    fid is right.
    Marketing is everything. Banning the book got lots of attention. I read a few pages on Amazon and the writing was TERRIBLE. Not sure how anyone could actually read an entire book that badly written. And the author admits without a trace of embarrassment that she doesn't know how to write. Guess she is laughing all the way to the bank.

  7. Ana says – reply to this


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    The book is terrible but so was the Twilight series and people still bought it. Since this was originally a twi fanfic, some of the twi-hards probably bought it.
    And the reason others bought it is simple: women like this types of books. Thats those types of books where Fabio used to pose for the cover sell so much.
    Honestly, being in a portuguese studies course, where we have lots of literature related classes, it bothers me. There are so much amazing books (not just classics) and people buy this, because they aren't used to real literature.
    Schools really should make kids read more classics. Everyone has their personal tastes, ok, but those tastes can be educated. If you want to read this types of books for trivial fun, fine, but please don't act as if this series are worthy of a nobel. Its insulting to real writers, who gives non-cliched stories.
    I mean honestly, just go to freaking a fanfiction site, choose to read a mature fanfic about some well known franchise, where the male character is a villain and the female is a heroine, and the plot is like 50 shades of grey.
    I used to read Draco/Hermione fanfiction all the time, and the contract situation has been done like one thousand times. Not to mention the bsdm. You would be reading 50 shades with different characters FOR FREE.
    But, well, I'll stop my ranting, since people won't care anyways. I just needed to get this off my chest.

  8. Ana says – reply to this


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    Sorry for the typos. English is not my native language and I was so bothered that I forgot to check. Hey Perez, when do you had a edit option?



  9. 9

    Comments On! Good for Obama for allowing more drilling for oil, gas prices are coming down a lot (they are much higher in California) and this will hopefully create some more jobsl

  10. Ohpleaseshutup says – reply to this


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    I've ready parts of this book, and it just looks stupid to me. It's not hot or erotic at all. If you want to read good erotica, find Anne Rice's Beauty series, not that 50 Shades of Crap book.