Monday, September 10, 2012

Parodies and Spinoffs of Bestselling Novels

Fifty Shades of GrayWith the bestselling novel this year, Fifty Shades of Gray, and its sister books in the trilogy also bestsellers, many other authors and pseudo-authors have piggybacked off the novel.

I find the following novels are wonderful parodies of Fifty Shades of Gray. Note: The titles are listed in the order they are featured by when you search for Fifty Shades of Gray.
  • Fifty Shades of Black and Blue by I. B. Naughtie
  • Fifty Shades of Beige by Reid Mockery (Kindle only)
  • Fifty Shades of Silver Hair and Socks by Phil Torcivia
  • Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland by Melinda DuChamp (Kindle only)
  • Fifty Shades of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin and Andrew Shaffer
  • Fifty Shades of Spice! by Blanche Valentine (Kindle only)
  • Fifty Shades of Gray and Zombies by Grey West (Kindle only)
  • Fifty Shades of Pink by Faythe America (Kindle only)
  • Fifty Shades of Twilight by Secret Anonymous (Kindle Only)
Besides writing parodies, many authors have also written nonfiction sex advice books spun off the bestselling novel. Check these out sex advice books (again listed in the order features them):
  • Fifty Shades of Gray Decoded: A Man's Playbook by M. Alan (Kindle only)
  • Fifty Shades of Pleasure: A Bedside Companion by Marisa Bennett
  • Fifty Shades of Stupid: The Real Man's Guide tothe World's Stupidest Book by PoupĆ³n Grey (Kindle only)
  • A User's Guide for Fifty Shades of Gray by Jennifer Slingerland Ryan (Kindle only)
  • Fifty Shades of Ecstasy by Marisa Bennett
If you want a bestselling book, especially a Kindle ebook, why not try writing a parody or spinoff of a hot novel? All of the books listed above are selling well without any book promotion beyond a great tie-in listing on
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