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Old July 13 2012, 09:26 PM   #56
Location: Great Britain
Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

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This is the first time I've heard of this. Apparently these books, starting with 50 Shades of Grey, have become the next book phenomenon and holds the title of fastest-selling novel beating Harry Potter and Twilight. They are now even going to be turned into movies.

I can understand Harry Potter and Twilight getting popular. One has a boy learning he is a wizard and going to a magic school, while the other has a vampire and a teenage girl falling in love with each other.

But this? I glanced at the plot of the first book it looks like it is just romance with a bunch of BDSM sex. Amusingly this series started out as Twilight fan fiction.

How did these books get so huge? Has anyone here read them or seen others reading these books?

Note the article says Paperback, books like Harry Potter where sold in Hardback as well. A quick websearch puts the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as selling 11 million copies in the first 24hrs. (8.3 US & 2.7m UK).
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