Fifty Shades of Beige
How E. L. James created an unlikely cottage industry in sanitized s/m.
Fifty Shades of Grey:
Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (50 Shades Trilogy)
by E L James
$15.95 List Price
The amateur writer of women’s erotica may be forgiven for thinking, as she pushes her manuscript upon Siren Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and Carnal Desires, that she has finally entered a freewheeling realm of sexual exploration, an oasis of untrammeled erotic fantasy. She may continue under this impression as she scans the retail horizon, landing upon titles like Tall, Dark and Dominant, Male Android Companion, Two Men in Her Tub. But she is bound to be disabused when she stumbles upon the Guidelines for Submission, written always in that tone of world-weary prophylactic disappointment, and learns precisely what is not welcome. Ellora’s Cave, for example, does not want your pedophilia, incest, necrophilia, “rape as titillation,” “guns, knives or other weapons stuffed in various parts of the female anatomy,”
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