The color Grey is after all green when sex is sold upfront:
What is a book made up of? The author thinks up a plot. It could be the story of a wolf who wants to eat up three little pigs. The author has to make each character play true to role assigned. He has to invent scenes making the opening, middle and the end sustain a certain drama, which holds the attention of the reader to the last. Depending on the age group to which the author addresses each personage shall play a role and serve the overall scheme. What drama an erotic novel can create? Plenty of situations between different personages that must cover some hundreds pages, all leading to bed like many roads leading to Rome. The author is trotting like a nag through the paces of his craft for the single purpose of being read and rewarded for his efforts. Fifty Shades of Grey I suppose is a phenomenon. The reader gets what he or she wants and the publisher rakes in money for his investments. The Fifty Shades trilogy, by EL James, has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, and a recent film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey netted more than $570m (£368m) at global box offices.
It is more than a poetic justice that in catering to fifty shades of man’s insatiable libido money not sex should make more storm.
A woman who helped publish the Fifty Shades series but was defrauded out of royalties could be set to receive millions of dollars in damages.
A US judge ordered Australian Amanda Hayward to set aside $10.7m (£6.9m) for Jennifer Pedroza, a Texas resident.
The pair were partners in a small online publishing firm that initially issued the blockbuster erotic trilogy.
A jury decided in February that Ms Pedroza had been conned when the rights were sold to Random House.
It found that Ms Hayward, who signed the deal on behalf of their firm The Writers Coffee Shop, tricked Ms Pedroza into signing a restructuring contract that cut her out of royalties rights.
The judge said an exact amount of the settlement would be worked out once the two sides had reached agreement.(BBC News)