Erotic titles with racy covers are believed to sell better as e-books because the technology removes the embarrassment of toting them around in public – and the same may be true of spiritual titles, experts say. Book jackets covered in angels and rainbows may be equally uncomfortable for some people to read in public, says Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords.com, a publisher of self-published e-books. “These books can be sampled, purchased and read without the judgmental eyes of a clerk at the cash register, or colleagues who might glance at the cover.” Plus, digital bibles and sex trilogies are only as heavy as your Kindle Fire, he says.
I just finished all three volumes of Fifty Shades of Grey. Yes, I also read Playboy for the interviews. A review will follow. Short version: As Isaac Geldhart says in The Substance of Fire, "meretricious crap--a trashy novel by a sicko hipster. I wanted my time back after I read it.''