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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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