E.L. James


Plagiarized Books Remain A Huge Problem on Amazon

Publishers Marketplace provided this link concerning the plagiarized self-publishing of e-books on Amazon.   The article initially appeared on June 5, 2016, in “The Atlantic” magazine.  I’ve consistently (tragically) pointed out instances of prolific offenders who take advantage of bona fide authors by placing plagiarized works via Amazon.  The company […]


“GREY” Franchise–Greed Comedy

We’ve all read about the person who found this or that at a garage sale, bought it for five dollars, and it’s worth a half-million, and now the seller wants the item returned.  The courts are all over the place on this, with respect to their rulings.  I bring up […]


FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, Analysis by Robert L. Bacon

In the past few Newsletters I’ve included an analysis of a major bestseller, with the idea of giving subscribers some ideas of why the book was such a hit with readers. In some instances this involves rereading material, as was the case most recently with FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. I […]


Aussie Literary Agent “GREY” Lawsuit

The Aussie boutique literary agency that originally sold FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY to Random House has made the news feeds for some time. We’ve all read about the person who found this or that at a garage sale, bought it for five dollars, and it’s worth a half-million, and now […]