As I was perusing the news this morning, I saw that E L James has a new book coming out. Many media outlets are reporting it is a writing book or guide.
However, on Twitter she is stating it’s a journal.
It’s actually a journal with excerpts from the books, her musical play list and room for aspiring writers to take their own notes. It sounds like something that will be interesting to both aspiring writers and Fifty Shades of Grey fans.
Good luck to Erika with her new journal.
UPDATE – The Journal is available for pre-order on Amazon (and I’m assuming other sellers, but I saw it on Amazon first).
Here is the Press Release:
“I have always maintained that the best person to write for is yourself–and what better place to start than in a journal.” –E L James
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 EL James and her US publisher, the bonded-leather soft cover 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 1, 2013, 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 her 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 as a writer is inspirational to many women, and journaling has been an important part of her creative process from the start.”
*A foreword by E L James
*Excerpts from her Fifty Shades novels
*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.