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Random House Blesses Staff with "Fifty Shades" Bonus of $5K Each

E.L. James' Fifty Shades made it a profitable year for Random House

Thank you, E.L. James!

The New York Times reports that Random House is sharing a slice of their 2012 profits with staff — from senior editors to warehouse personnel — via $5,000 bonuses. The traditional publishing industry has been beleaguered with slipping sales and competition from Amazon, but the release of bestsellers E.L. JamesFifty Shades trilogy,  Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild made it a profitable year for Random House. James’ first book Fifty Shades of Grey, the article reports, sold over 35 million copies in the US alone.

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