She is the undisputed queen of 'mummy porn' - her erotic tales of romance and bondage having both titillated and inspired millions of housewives across the world. And now Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James is to release a new book called 'Inner Goddess'. But fans dying to once again dive into her steamy world of sexual desire are this time going to have to do it themselves... because this one is a DIY guide on how to write.
Today in books and publishing: E.L. James' husband isn't a dom; Cosmopolis reconsidered; NYPD called in for Junot Díaz reading; Pussy Riot to storm e-readers.
Pussy Riot: the e-book. The City University of New York's Feminist Press plans to release Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom on Sept. 21st. The e-book will collect writings about the punk band/feminist collective who incurred the Russian government's wrath by performing an anti-Putin song in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
If on entering your local bookshop you can find your way past the teetering stacks of EL James' Fifty Shades trilogy, you might come across a slim new crime novel, Crusher. That one's mine. Perceptive reviewers have noted that the hero's father, Maguire, is an embittered Irish hack consumed with envy of his peers. That must be you, they insist.
HarperCollins is attempting to help readers live out their Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired fantasies, with its own title Fifty Ways to Play. The non-fiction book, subtitled A Beginners Guide to Unleashing Your Inner Goddess, has been written by husband and wife team Debra and Don Macleod, and promises to offer a range of ideas for spicing up sex lives. Harper non-fiction editorial director Anna Valentine, who bought the UK and Commonwealth rights from Tom Dussel at Penguin US, said: If youve read all about Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the bedroom, and want a piece of the action