50 SHADES OF GREY E.L. JAMES MILLION – Not since Edward Cullen and Bella Swan began their romance in Twilight has a book flown off shelves like E.L. James‘ 50 Shades of Grey. The Twilight fan-fiction author is making an estimated $1.34 million a week from her sex-filled romance novel. Add that to the $5 million paid by Universal and Focus Features for the movie rights and that makes James a very rich woman. The books have sold 20 million copies so far.
See the full math here:
- E.L. James earns 7% royalty on every $14 paperback and 25% royalty on every $10 ebook sold.
- Last month 4 million paperbacks and 1 million ebooks were sold.
- E.L James earns $191K a day, give or take.
Watch the SNL 50 Shades of Grey skit below: