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Erotica Book Sales Are Booming

While celebrity memoirs are among today’s best-sellers, another literary genre is giving book sales a boost: erotica. MSNBC reports titles like Thong on Fire, Candy Licker, and G-Spot are the new Lady Chatterley’s Lover. “Much of the new erotica is simply porn moved to the printed page,” says Brian Alexander, “only smarter and largely aimed at women.” In other words, erotica is porn for women — with a lot less pictures. Erotica publishers report the market has fairly “exploded,” and our own Rachel Kramer Bussel hosts a popular erotica reading series, In the Flesh, at Manhattan’s Happy Ending Lounge. Within erotica, there are multiple sub-genres, each one tailored to whatever a specific demographic is looking for: vampire erotica, “Noire” (with an African-America focus), and old-school romance. What’s the latest growing demographic among erotica readers? As it turns out, men. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

Are “Women’s” Books Necessary…Or Just Lame?

Do women really need special “women’s” products? Sure, women have different needs when it comes to things like vitamins, but I use men’s razors and wear a men’s watch, and things have worked out okay for me. Jessa Crispin writes on The Smart Set that the for-women book category has gotten out of control — from travel books just for girls (that are largely anecdotal and not really “guides”) to women’s erotica. Keep reading to see five of the most stupid upcoming books that are just for us, no boys allowed. [The Smart Set] Keep reading »

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