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Thanks to mommy porn, e-book lending is on the rise
February 23, 2013 | 10:43 am

Bedded By The Greek BillionaireIt's certainly not news that the rising tide of books in the so-called "mommy porn" genre are driving sales of e-books like nothing else that has come before them. But a recent article in Ireland's Belfast Telegraph explains that erotic fiction is resulting in many more e-book library loans, too. In one Irish community, according to the article, e-book library loans rose "from 16,231 in 2011 to 19,847 in 2012." And what was the area's most popular library e-book in 2012? A steamy Harlequin romance by India Grey, titled At The Argentinean Billionaire's Bidding. Another Harelquin, Kate Walker's Bedded by the Greek Billionaire, was the second most-borrowed...

Morning Links — Publishers say e-readers will soon be irrelevant
January 16, 2013 | 9:18 am

• Publishers Are Optimistic About Digital Transition, Say E-Readers Will Soon Be Irrelevant (Digital Book World) • Coverage of the opening day of DBW2013 (Digital Book World) • Children still prefer reading physical books, finds Scholastic (The Bookseller) • Kids' eBook Consumption  Has Doubled Since 2010 (App Newser) • 54% of U.S. kids have never read an ebook: New report (Paid Content) • With release in hardcover, 50 Shades completely flips traditional publishing cycle (Paid Content) • Emailing Jeff Bezos Every Time You Read a Book on Kindle Is the Best Art Project (Gizmodo) • Kindle Daily Deals: Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck (+ 3 others)...

Here come the erotica e-books
October 15, 2012 | 3:09 pm

Tops and Bottoms Discipline Elizabeth ColdwellReporting from this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, AFP's Frederic Happe filed an amusing feature over the weekend about the somewhat recent—and astonishingly quick—rise of e-books with fictional erotic themes. It doesn't exactly take a publishing futurist, of course, to understand why erotic e-books have attained such popularity, and as far as I can tell, there are really only two main factors in play here: 1. The breakaway success of EL James' Fifty Shades trilogy has resulted in untold numbers of copycat attempts. To get a sense of just have prevalent erotica has lately become in the publishing industry, check out this AP...

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