TWILIGHT Fan-fiction Author E.L. James is Making $1.34 Million a Week from 50 SHADES OF GREY

50 SHADES OF GREY E.L. JAMES MILLIONNot 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.


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