UK: Erotic Fiction Fuels Surrey Library Loans
From BBC News:
“Racy lit” has led to a surge in library loans in Surrey as romance novels topped the list of the most popular e-books borrowed last year.
Councillor Helyn Clack said the county’s love of erotic fiction and a boom in tablet computer sales had been credited with an 18% surge in e-loans.
Last August, libraries in Surrey accounted for 20% of all UK loans of the Fifty Shades series, Surrey County Council said.
At the time, the council stocked up on printed copies of the trilogy, buying 200 extra copies of each book.
Ms Clack said Surrey was now at the forefront of negotiations with publishers to increase the range of e-books available through libraries.
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