"Like a gun buy-back program."
That's how Fernanda Diaz at OR Books describes their publicity stunt for the book "Fifty Shades of Louisa May."
Under the title of Bonnets for Bondage, the first 50 people to send them their copies of "Fifty Shades of Grey" will receive a copy of their parody, a lusty tale about the "unbridled passion-that-might-have-been of one of the world’s most popular authors."
When asked to differentiate between the two works, OR Books publisher John Oakes responded via email, saying "in one the tools for self-pleasure are hand-operated; in the other, they are battery-powered. In one, the narrator has the vocabulary and syntax of something greater than a philodendron. In the other, the writing is Limbaugh-level."
As to why he is making the offer?
"I think it’s civilized to pick up trash off the streets."