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17 Shades of Parodies, Knockoffs, and Tie-ins

08/09/2012 07:01 pm ET | Updated Oct 09, 2012

Ever since Fifty Shades of Grey topped the Kindle chart and New York Times bestseller list, dozens of similar-sounding books (ebooks, mostly) have appeared in the Kindle store. Some are intentionally hilarious; some are accidentally hilarious. From Fifty Shames of Earl Grey to Fifty Shades of Louisa May, here's a look at 17 parodies, knockoffs, bedside companions, guides, and other books angling for a piece of "Fifty Shades of Grey's" pot of gold.

Andrew Shaffer's 17 Shades of Parodies and Knock-Offs