Fifty Shades of Grey infographic

The masterminds at Goodreads created the above infographic to exhibit the influence and impact of the phenomenon known as Fifty Shades of Grey.

E.L. James‘ erotica trilogy has sold over ten million copies, and Goodreads’ infographic charts both the geographic distribution of readers and the books that have received a bump from a new national interest in literary smut. They say:

The states with the highest readers per capita are located primarily in the Tri-State and New England area: New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island, and New York. Fifty Shades of Grey has given some readers a new taste for erotica, and we’ve found a jump in interest in similar books on Goodreads. Just recently, Penguin’s Berkley Books imprint snatched up Sylvia Day‘s self-published novel, Bared to You, which has generated 2,500 reviews in the past two months … Other books potentially joining the sultry summer reading list are Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain ReynardRock Me by Cherrie LynnCaptive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts, and The Reluctant Dom by Lesli Richardson.

Damn, son. Can my novel Guestlist get a bump in sales and readership? I mean, there’s some sex in there, too. Heh.

Have you read Filthy Fifty Shades of Grey? How popular is the series in your state? Drop some knowledge in the comments below.


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