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E-books and erotica!

March 21, 2012

E-books ‘lend themselves to erotica’

Erotic fiction is seeing good sales on the grounds that people can download e-books without anyone knowing what they’re reading.

For example, a novel written by a British author EL James called 50 Shades of Grey has shot to the top of the US e-book chart.

Tom Tivnan, features editor for The Bookseller, told the Today programme’s Evan Davis that genres such as erotica and romance have seen a shift of 40 to 50 percent to digital formats compared to just 12 percent in other genres.

“Mills and Boon are probably one of the savviest digital publishers in Britain”, he added.

Rowan Pelling, former editor of Erotic Review and now a Telegraph columnist, said that “women are more dishonest” about reading erotica so digital formats mean they can access it without people knowing.

Part of being a librarian is being non-judgmental about what people issue.  But, if you’ve been denying yourself out of embarrassment, check out what’s available at our e-book portal now!    Or click on the picture to see our Mills & Boon collection, or here for the more saucy stuff!

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