Harlequin, Cosmo seek 'Fifty Shades' heat with new e-book deal

Steve Ladurantaye - Media Reporter - The Globe and Mail - Wednesday, Dec. 05 2012, 
The Toronto-based publisher struck a deal with the world’s largest women’s magazine to crank out two e-books a month, written by authors who have had success with Harlequin in the past. Erotica has emerged as a mainstream phenomenon since the Fifty Shades series debuted in 2011 and brought in more than half a billion dollars in sales, with publishers around the world trying to replicate the success.