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E.L. James is top author (of five) on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list
When does an author know she's made it? Is it when her first book is published, she gets a deal with a major publisher, her book tops bestseller lists, the movie contracts are signed? All those things have happened in the last year or so to virtually unknown writer E.L. James, thanks to her erotic novels "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed." Now Forbes has given her another measure of success, placing her at No. 42 on its Celebrity 100 list.
By Carolyn Kellogg
June 26, 2013