Fifty Shades of Grey, an update

This has been a big month for E L James, author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, which can now be purchased as a single volume. The former television producer has also released not one, but three soundtracks for the book: the Fifty Shades of Grey, the Fifty Shades Darker and the Fifty Shades Freed.  Yes, books now have their own soundtracks.

And what a soundtrack! Take a look at this intergenerational mix of music and artists on Fifty Shades Darker: Ella Fitzgerald, Beyoncé, Nina Simone, The Police, Van Morrison, Roberta Flack, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Coldplay, Michael Bublé, to name just a few. James has also made the playlist available on YouTube, so that you can have a listen before you buy. Now every time you hear one of those songs you will think of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. A marketing coup!

Now James can not only be found on every conceivable social media platform, but she also knows that there is nothing better than the real thing, so she has embarked on a US book tour. According to The Hollywood Reporter, E L James was at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami last night signing books for some 500 thrilled fans. She will be making her way to the northeast, stopping today in Boston and Thursday in Philadelphia.

The Reporter goes on to refer to James as a "control freak" with "unprecedented demands" regarding the film rights she sold to Universal for the book. The news made me smile. Nothing makes me happier than for a woman to be kicking ass and being "difficult" in male-dominated Hollywood. That's right boys: my way or the highway.

For E L James book signing tour, click here.

For a review of Fifty Shades of Grey, click here.



Anonymous | June 19, 2012 at 2:32 PM

where can I buy the soundtrack?

Heather | June 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Click on the name of one of the three books in the first paragraph and the playlist from EL James' website will appear. Scroll to the bottom of that page and then click on the YouTube link. Thanks for your comment, Heather

Anonymous | June 14, 2013 at 7:35 AM

any new books coming out soon?

Merchant Cash Advance | September 27, 2013 at 4:11 AM

I have read all three i got to say it is one of the best books ever .... and always will be.

Anonymous | May 13, 2014 at 6:02 PM

There is a better 50 Shades of Grey type novel is actually "Starbucks Bitches", the controversial book centered around a Starbucks Book Club. Seriously, if you liked 50, this is like 60 Shades of Grey. It is on iTunes, Amazon, etc... ( has this following description:)

Five very diverse women band together to form an unlikely, but unbreakable circle of friends, collaborating and scheming their way to better relationships and better lives. When one of them vanishes suspiciously, the others must work together to find her before she disappears forever.

With a wide range of emotional and complicated relationships that span the highs (and lows) of life, Starbucks Bitches takes the reader on a wild ride that is deeply touching, thought provoking, and intensely romantic.

One of the most erotically charged and overtly sexual novels of the century, Starbucks Bitches is an unprecedented adventure in love, lust, and unconditional friendship.

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