Fifty Shades of Romance Novels
Romance novels are a $1.4 billion industry and in this detail from a larger visualization of the genre we get a closer look at the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon.
The rise of e-readers is interesting. Twice as many people are satisfying their smutty pleasures with ebooks than with a printed book. Speaking of which, hats off to the 2,121 Minneapolis readers who’ve put a hold on the book at the library.
Image: Detail from The Evolution of the Romance Novel, via PBS/POV.