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    Default Penguin Imprint Picks Up Twilight Fanfic for ‘Substantial’ Seven Figures, Orders 500K






    Following in the lucrative footsteps of Fifty Shades of Grey, the author of a pair of popular Twilight fan fiction ebooks has signed a "substantial seven-figure deal" with Penguin's Berkley imprint.

    Omnific Publishing, which currently handles the ebook version of both Gabriel's Inferno and its sequel, Gabriel's Rapture, will hand over the reins to Berkley.

    A paperback edition is expected in the coming months, with a planned first run of some 500,000 copies.

    Despite the popularity of the titles — both are fixtures on the Amazon bestseller list in their category — next to nothing is known about the author, Sylvain Reynard.

    The person behind the nom de plume is believed to be a man by some and a woman by others. Interviews with Reynard — who went by Sebastien Robichaud when the Gabriel novels were still available on fanfic sites — suggest he or she is Canadian and has already published several non-fiction books.

    Previously known as "The University of Edward Masen," Gabriel's Inferno and Gabriel's Rapture revolve around the misadventures of Professor Gabriel Emerson, a handsome and sophisticated Dante scholar with a dark past who uses his wiles to seduce a "sweet and innocent" grad student.

    The announcement of the Gabriel deal comes at a momentous point in time for the so-called "mommy porn" genre: Fifty Shades Of Grey, which itself began life as Twilight fanfic, has just surpassed the last book in JK Rowling's Harry Potter series to become Amazon UK's bestselling book of all time.

    Penguin Imprint Picks Up Twilight Fanfic for 'Substantial' Seven Figures, Orders 500K Copies
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    "Mommy porn". . .for fucks sake it makes us all sound like shitheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    The announcement of the Gabriel deal comes at a momentous point in time for the so-called "mommy porn" genre: Fifty Shades Of Grey, which itself began life as Twilight fanfic, has just surpassed the last book in JK Rowling's Harry Potter series to become Amazon UK's bestselling book of all time.
    How is that possible that it's sold more than Deathly Hallows?

    I haven't read this 50 Shades stuff, mainly because the people going on and on about it on my FB page are blithering idiots and I know what they consider literature.
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    ^^ My SUPERMARKET has 50 Shades front and center as soon as you walk into the store. Never seen anything like it. My cousin gushed about them, but I have steered clear of them because of the *horrible* reviews. Not that I don't like a little erotica ... I just like it to be a bit better written and more realistic.

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    EVERYONE is jumping on this craptastic bandwagon. I did warn you.
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    *sob* I'm so gutted that this bullshit has beated Harry Potter, it's sooo not worth it. Fifty shades was dreadful and I can only imagine that this Edward Masen shite is just as bad.
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    Does NOONE read for mental stimulation anymore? it's all spank bank material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    Oh mah sweet dear lawd baby! when will this trash end?
    Poor dear is obviously so offended that she can't even make a personal appearance.
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    So basically anything that is remotely connected to/inspired by Twilight will instantly become popular and lucrative?


    I must use this knowledge.

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    So these books started as twiliight fanfic meaning they were posted by TwiTards on some fan board? Those same lunatics we've been making fun of for the last few weeks??? Those barely literate, emotionally infantile, creepy dwarf- handed stalkers?!? THEY ARE GETTING BOOK DEALS?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    Does NOONE read for mental stimulation anymore? it's all spank bank material.
    I've just finished yet another re-read of To Kill a Mockingbird and am trying to decide between One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, a book about extreme parasitic infections (that I've tried to read before but was too heebie-jeebied to finish) and a book about Aileen Wurnos as my next reads. Does that count?

    (But I do love a good slut book as well )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezi View Post
    So basically anything that is remotely connected to/inspired by Twilight will instantly become popular and lucrative?


    I must use this knowledge.
    I'm fairly tempted to try my hand at writing a series of craptastic books like this since they're so lucrative. All I'd need to do is make the characters bland as fuck, make them have copious amounts of sex (copy and paste in each chapter as required), ignore the temptation to have a decent plot and interesting dialogue and then leave my pride at the door.

    Really, I feel sorry for any decent authors out there who struggle to get anything published and have to watch poorly written drivel being lapped up by the horny Twitard collective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylady View Post
    I've just finished yet another re-read of To Kill a Mockingbird and am trying to decide between One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, a book about extreme parasitic infections (that I've tried to read before but was too heebie-jeebied to finish) and a book about Aileen Wurnos as my next reads. Does that count?

    (But I do love a good slut book as well )
    A good slut book is one thing... this tripe has to rank up there with Anne Rice's "The Claiming of Beauty" and other such shit because I see that the Sleeping Beauty series of Anne Rice's has made it back out on the shelf with this other shit. I DID try to read the first book in that series and it was shite!

    Its all heaving busoms and throbbing manhoods and moist loins... I just CAN'T!
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