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News stories from the book world in June 2012

June 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey leads erotica boom

25 June 2012

The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon seems unstoppable. The paperback and ebook editions have sold in excess of 2.75m copies, breaking all previous records, in the UK alone and the ebook is reckoned to have sold 4m copies worldwide. US sales are over 10m.   Read more

Get into reading

11 June 2012

Last week’s Bookbrunch carried an interesting report on the recent Reader Organisation Conference. Jane Davis set up the first Get into Reading group in 2002, for young single mothers at a library in Birkenhead, Wirral, so creating a model that allows people of all reading abilities to come together to enjoy great literature, and to use that literature as a launch-pad fo  Read more

Orange no more

4 June 2012

It’s been a big week for the Orange Prize for Fiction.  Read more