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Friday, June 29, 2012

50 Shades of Grey - What's making it sell?

Fifty Shades of Grey, an erotic fiction written by EL James has become the fastest adult paperback novel to sell one million print copies!  The novel has broken the record of 'The Da Vinci Code' as well. 

Nielsen BookScan, a publishing tracking company figures out that the novel took only 11 weeks to reach the milestone, which is 25 weeks faster than the previous record holder, Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”. The Da Vinci Code took 36 weeks to pass the million marker.

Fifty Shades of Grey is now the 32nd bestselling book since records began in 1998.

So, what's the story all about? A literature student, Anastasia Steele and calculating businessperson Christian Grey enjoy a loving, sexual relationship which goes onto see the 50 sexual sides of Grey. 

The book is majorly making sales with its pacy and intriguing descriptions of the sexual encounters that keeps readers attentive, as well as involved throughout the story. It is a side of you that you would probably never experience or have the chance to live, and the anxiety is what keeps you holding on to the story. Fifty Shades of Grey has come out in a time when openly discussing 'Erotica' and topics related to it, is becoming open and easy.

Hence, the readers base is spreading virally too, making it a popular book among friends and colleagues as well. However, there is another group of critics which is not very moved by the book's success and claims that the writing isn't that great. 

The judgement finally lies in your hand, referring to these two very different school of thoughts. So, pick your copy and read the 'Fifty Shades of Grey', today! 

Don't forget to share your opinions with us. 

P.S. - services across Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore provides books on Rent-Read-Return model with plans starting at just Rs. 80/month! And we have the complete series of 50 Shades with us!

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