TIME magazine has announced its nominations for Person of the Year 2012, and our very own E L James has made the prestigious list of 40!!
Time.com “Let’s review, shall we? E.L. James — or, as friends call her, Erika Leonard — is not a prose stylist. Her work did not have the publicity machine of a major publishing house behind it. Her story was originally fan fiction; in other words, she openly lifted the characters and basic premise from another series (Twilight). It’s not a book one could read in polite company. But the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy sent tremors through the publishing world, became the talk of its mostly female readers, spawned dozens of copycats, brought S&M sexual practices into the mainstream and got her a movie deal. Oh, and it sold. It’s hard to argue with 31 million book sales.”
TIME’s editors choose the Person of the Year, but they want readers to weigh in by casting their vote for the person they think most influenced the news this year.
To check out all of the nominations and to vote, go here.
Voting closes at 11:59 pm ET on December 12th. The winner will be announced on December 14th.
Congratulations once again, E L!!