Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Instant Shades

So what does a publisher do if they need a 50 Shades style erotic novel or two, but don't have a back catalog or bottomless budget?

309 did it the under-the-counter way by just hijacking and rewriting classics, but it seems this particular solution is in the air:Take a classic, and sex it up.

Total E-bound is doing saucy versions of Austen and Conan Doyle.  At least they are giving the original author co-credit....

I am unconvinced that there is a big market for classics verbatim with sex added, rather than written-from-scratch pastiche.  But time will tell.

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