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Peter Cox

The Porn Supremacy

Four pence in every pound spent on book last week went on 50SoG

In the week that Microsoft bought a fifth of Barnes & Noble’s digital businesses, and we learned that e-books sales grew 360% in the UK last year, we thought at The Naked Book we’d ignore all that – and focus on ‘mummy porn’.

Why?  Well, it was the public wot did it. Four pence in every pound spent on a book last week went on the adventures of Anastasia Steele and the manipulative billionaire Christian Grey: whose dangerous couplings take place in E L James’ Twilight-inspired trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. The erotic hits are revitalizing a genre gone flaccid, and prompting publishers to unsheathe their erotic back-list.

Scott Pack, publisher at HarperCollins imprint The Friday Project, was so excited he decided to ‘do’ the show naked. Dr Brooke Magnanti, formerly known as the blogger and call-girl Belle de Jour, suggested playing a drinking game.  Needless to say the innuendos, along with the liquor flowed freely.

The discussion, ably assisted by regulars Sam Missingham and Catherine Neilan was, ahem, deep. Hopefully most of the smut will get past the censors. Maybe some of the insight too.

The big Question from the show – we don’t like “mummy porn”. What shall we call it instead?

Presented by Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller.

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