Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Release Day: Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey by Lori Perkins

Today is the release day of FIFTY WRITERS ON FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. It's a book of essays, edited by Lori Perkins, on how 50 writers interpreted the bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Here's some basic information about the book, and a few facts. I have an essay of my own in the book titled, "The Delicate Balance," that is focused on the differences between how the novel was received by both reviewers who were familiar with BDSM and ordinary readers in the mainstream who weren't.

Here's the Amazon link for the Kindle version. It's already hit #51 on the Gothic and Romantic bestselling list. And here are three reviews:

"Fascinating examination of E.L. James’s Fifty Shades trilogy … Love Fifty Shades or hate it, this engaging and eclectic read has a little bit of something for everyone."
Publishers Weekly starred review

"Food for thought for readers eager to learn more about the series and the lifestyle it depicts."
Kirkus Reviews

"Written by some of my heroes in the industry, including Judith Regan, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, Sylvia Day and forty-six others, it offers a way to understand [Fifty Shades'] popularity and appreciate its impact."
ForeWord Reviews staff pick

And... Here's some info from the Smart Pop Books web site by Benbella Books, publisher of FWoFSoG.

Available November 20, 2012
E. L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy has fascinated and seduced millions of readers. In bedrooms, in book clubs, and in the media, people can’t stop talking about it!
In Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, 50 writers—from romance and erotica authors, to real-world BDSM practitioners, to adult entertainment industry professionals—continue the conversation.
Fifty Shades as Erotic Fiction
Erotic romance writer Sylvia Day speaks to the new opportunities the Fifty Shades trilogy has opened up for writers (and readers!) of erotica
Fifty Shades as Sexual Empowerment
Romance novelist Heather Graham praises the way the books encourage women to celebrate their own sexual shades of grey
Fifty Shades as Fanfiction
Editor Tish Beaty relates the process behind turning Twilight fanfic Master of the Universe into Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades as Pop Culture
Fifty Shames of Earl Grey author Andrew Shaffer compares Fifty Shades to sister-in-literary-scandal Peyton Place
  • Matrimonial lawyer Sherri Donovan examines the legalities of Christian’s contract
  • Master R of BDSM training chateau La Domaine Esemar evaluates Christian Grey’s skill as a Dominant (and offers some professional advice)
  • And a whole lot more!
Whether you loved Fifty Shades of Grey, or just want to know why everyone else does, Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey is the book for you.


T.D. McFrost said...

Oh wow, gratz on the release!

Here's to many, many weeks on the bestseller list! *pops champaign*

ryan field said...

Thanks :) It was a fun book to be part of. I sometimes like doing things like this more than fiction.