Up until last week, I thought “Fifty Shades of Grey” was the worst thing to ever happen to the publishing industry. Sure, it makes money — lots of money — but the series also glorifies abusive relationships and shoddy writing. It’s adapted “Twilight” fan fiction, which explains both of those issues. But then I stumbled onto a National Public Radio story about a new series of erotica novels based on One Direction fan fiction published by Simon & Schuster.
“Being published by a company such as Simon & Schuster used to be something that authors strove for. Big name companies like Simon & Schuster and Random House reject manuscripts by more credible writers every day.”
OH MY GOD I hate college “journalists” sometimes.
While she makes a good point (domestic violence BAD) it is lost in the overall snobbery of the article.
Where does this child think “credible” writers come from? The cabbage patch? Does the stork drop them off in Barnes & Noble?
I would love to see what Tumblr has to say about this. PLEASE reblog, PLEASE respond to her.
And then let me know. OK?