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Popular romance trilogy, E.L. James' 'Fifty Shades Grey,' gets US publisher
NEW YORK (AP) ' E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, a word-of-mouth romance hit so erotic it's sometimes labeled "mommy porn," has been signed up by a paperback division of Random House Inc.
Vintage Books announced Saturday that it had acquired the three books. E-book editions will be out Monday and paperbacks are expected in early April. The novels had been distributed by an Australia-based publisher. The trilogy follows the romance between a young billionaire, Christian Grey, and a college student, Anastasia Steele. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.
James is a former television journalist based in London. She says in a statement released by Vintage that demand for "Fifty Shades" has far exceeded supply and hopes that fans can now find her work "in their local bookshops and libraries."