Vintage to Publish ‘Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess (A Journal)’ in May

Vintage to Publish ‘Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess (A Journal)’ in May

New York (3/11/13): Inspired by E L James’ #1 Bestselling trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey, Vintage Books will release FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: Inner Goddess (A Journal) this May. Developed as a creative collaboration between E L James and her U.S. publisher, the bonded-leather softcover journal will offer readers and aspiring writers a place where they can record their innermost thoughts. The FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: Inner Goddess (A Journal) will be in stores by May 1st, in time for Mother’s Day, with a first printing of 125,000 copies.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: Inner Goddess (A Journal) includes a foreword by E L James, excerpts from her FIFTY SHADES novels, writing tips, a writing playlist, and fully-lined pages for readers to express their own “inner goddess.” The journal pages are divided into sections inspired by her protagonists, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.

“As E L James traveled and met with readers, there was a great curiosity about how she got started writing,” said Vintage/Anchor’s Anne Messitte, the acquiring publisher of the Fifty Shades series. “Her personal story is inspirational to many women, and journaling was an important part of her writing process.”

Photo of jacketThe journal includes…
*A foreword by E L James
*Excerpts from her Fifty Shades novels
*James’s tips for aspiring writers
*James’s writing playlist in which she shares the music that inspired her own writing, and the running song counts.

The journal features…
*A foil-embossed, bonded-leather cover
*A red-ribbon marker
*Color printing, endpapers, and illustrations throughout
*Lined pages for writing

The Fifty Shades trilogy was published in paperback and ebook by Vintage Books in spring 2012 and has sold more than 40 million copies in the U.S. and 70 million copies worldwide.

Vintage Books is an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, which is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG, the international media company.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: INNER GODDESS (A JOURNAL), ISBN: 978-0-345-80675-8, $16.99 flexibind, 192 pages. Trim size: 5-1/4 x 7-3/4, on sale: May 1, 2013.
Designed by Chin-Yee Lai

IMAGES of the journal

Paul Bogaards, Executive Director of Publicity, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | 212-572-2177 |

Russell Perreault, VP, Director of Publicity, Vintage Books & Anchor Books | 212-572-2080 |

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