€15m shades of green: Author James sees profits soar Independent.ie Irish moviegoers and RTÉ last year added to the wealth of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author EL James as pre-tax profits soared by 91pc to €15m at her company. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/15m-shades-of-green-author-james-sees-profits-soar-38242736.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38242673.ece/77119/AUTOCROP/h342/tmp_2a2KAE_957855ff655b2c8.jpg Email Irish moviegoers and RTÉ last year added to the wealth of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author EL James as pre-tax profits soared by 91pc to €15m at her company. Figures from Nielsen Bookscan show sales of the erotic book series have generated more than €4m in sales here since 2011 and the movie spin-offs and TV showings ensure James continues to rake in millions. New figures lodged with Companies House in the UK show her firm, Fifty Shades Ltd, recorded the massive surge in profits to £13.55m (€15m) for the … [Read more...] about €15m shades of green: Author James sees profits soar
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I sat eyeball to eyeball with Alastair Campbell last week. The occasion was the Harrogate Business Luncheon where he had just given a talk pushing his new book, Winners - And How They Succeed.We were sitting knee to knee as people round us squeezed in to shake his hand. But I was ready for battle.Up close, Campbell seemed less scary than in his heyday as Tony Blair’s Director of Communications and Strategy when he was the most feared spin doctor in the land.The skin hung thin but loose from his face and his eyes looked warm.“The last time I did this was with Ken Livingstone,” I proclaimed. “He gave me 45 minutes,” I quickly added.“Well, you’re not getting me for that. You’ve got five minutes,” the new, mellower version of the man who, allegedly ‘sexed up’ the Iraq Dossier told me.I didn’t know what to say when someone in the office suggested we write a story about the launch of Fifty Shades of Grey at the … [Read more...] about Dear Reader: Weekend Editor on politics and 50 Shades of Grey
HAVE you been aching to fill the void following the final Fifty Shades instalment? Well, EL James’ latest book was published yesterday – and it’s full of sex scenes but heavier on romance this time. The Mister centres around aristocrat Maxim Trevelyan, who fills his days bedding as many women as possible before meeting cleaner – and virgin – Alessia Demachi. James describes it as “a Cinderella story for the 21st century” and some fans have even likened the plot to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance. But will it leave you excited or wishing Grey was back? NATASHA HARDING asked readers to give their verdict and mark it out of five. The Author: Milly Johnson, 49, from Barnsley ★★★★★ MAXIM, or “the Mister”, is an alpha male who finds exactly what his heart is searching for. This will press all the buttons for those who prefer their fairy tales a tad more vanilla as it’s packed with … [Read more...] about Fifty Shades writer EL James’s new book The Mister: Five readers give their verdict
E L JAMES describes herself as a mum-of-two, a former TV executive and wife who “dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with”. But who is the Fifty Shades of Grey author – dubbed an “erotica industry mogul” – whose former hobby has resulted in a multi-million-pound entertainment franchise, and what is her new book about? Who is E L James? E L James is the author of the bestselling Fifty Shades trilogy. Her books were made into films starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan – with the movies raking in more than a billion dollars at the box office. One of the world’s most famous authors, E L James lives in Ealing, west London, with her husband Niall Leonard, a writer, and their two Westies, according to The New York Times. She told the paper that “writing used to be my hobby”. The NYT points out that, over the past eight years, her so-called hobby has transformed into a huge entertainment franchise. … [Read more...] about Who is E L James, what is the Fifty Shades Of Grey author’s new book about and what is her real name?
“Fifty Shades of Red White and Blue” will be on stage at the McNeill Theatre, at Larne Leisure Centre, on Tuesday April 9. The Belfast-based spoof of “Fifty Shades of Grey” features the characters Maggie Muff, Big Sally Ann and Mr Red White and Blue.“Fifty Shades of Red, White and Blue” tells the story of Maggie Muff and her search for love, featuring “laugh-out-loud characters such as big Sally Ann, Sinead the Greener and the mysterious Mr Red White and Blue himself”.“Fifty Shades of Red, White and Blue” was written by Leesa Harker, directed by Martin Lynch and produced by Martin Lynch and Liam McMullan.It is suitable for audiences aged 16 plus.The production forms part of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s arts programme of events.Tickets are available online at ticketsource.co.uk/larnearts Larne town centre to get ‘umbrella streets’ … [Read more...] about ‘Fifty Shades of Red White and Blue at McNeill Theatre