Fifty Shades of Grey


“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 […]


More on Evaluating Book Reviews

Properly evaluating book reviews is not easy, as reviewers come in three categories:  the academician who reviews work for scholarly purposes or pursuits, the professional critic who writes for a newspaper, magazine, or some other established media, and the lay reader who offers abundant opinions on the Internet and elsewhere. […]


Best-Selling Fiction Writers During the Past Decade 2

I saw this list recently and posted it in my Newsletter, and I’m curious if most folks, even if they follow the industry closely, would have selected each of these same names. My surprise is Nicholas Sparks, and I didn’t think Dr. Seuss’s material would still sell in these numbers. […]