First there was Twilight, then Hunger Games, but that was just kids stuff. 50 Shades of Grey is flying off store shelves, and is piquing many readers interest in the "erotica" genre. Even if it's not your literary choice, its having a local economic impact.
"There's been so much hype about it, all my friends have read it," says Amanda Kence of Cleveland.
50 Shades Of Grey is what everyone has been talking about. It's "erotica literature" and it's hotter than ever.
Visible Voice books in Tremont takes in consistent orders. Ellora's Cave in Akron, one of the top erotica publishers, say they've seen a 250% bump in e-books. They say they now sell an average of 190 thousand erotic books a month.