Hype is infectious and often makes people act in irrational ways, which in the case of the much vaunted book
Fifty Shades of Grey
E. L. James
Has seen sales rocket through the ten million barrier. But who is buying this oh so tedious tome – it looks to be on the surface to have attracted the attention in droves of ‘Silly Mommies’ who know little or nothing about BDSM – Bondage and Discipline – Sadism and Masochism! Then what happens the hype goes viral and before anyone has time to blink the ‘Silly Mommies’ have bought and downloaded over 10 million digital copies of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
But here is the kicker how many of the buyers will actually read the book when it gets reality check reviews like this from Joe Public – quote – I succumbed to the 50 Shades’ hype and read the first in the trilogy, and thought all along that this was such a cut-and-paste book. Meaning that it follows your recipe exactly: take one naive young girl, add mysterious, dark and dangerous, uber-rich fellow, stir with a riding crop, and voila! An apparently best seller! – I keep telling people that it’s like Twilight without the vampires, but the same tone of teenage angst and good-girl-loves-bad-boy scenario.
But to the mommies out there who need to get their engines revved, more power to you! Maybe I’m too jaded since I’m still battling sleep deprivation with a 12 week old baby, and sex is the last thing on my mind these days! – Attribution to Knowhr.Com
So where did the anacronym MP – Mommy Porn originate easy the name came from the main stream press and IM sales pitches. All aimed to increase sales hype encouraging people to buy ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
Guess what it failed in spectacular fashion I have just entered the keywords ‘Mommy Porn’ into a number of search engines and I was shocked because in all the images channels all that loaded up on the browser was disturbing pornographic images thousands of them and many showing sex that would depress most people especially the likes of ‘Silly Mommies’
Just read a great article on the BBC website about Mommy Porn and selling books in the UK High Streets visa vie selling digital downloads. The writer was really smart he hardly mentioned anything about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and E. L. James. One has to wonder whether he was thinking the book is so lightweight and irrelevant, that like us, he held back and made zilch comments.
Given that there are over seven billion people in the world, selling ten million digital downloads of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is a monumental failure!
Mommy Porn Interlaced With BDSM Fails To Attract The Masses…