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'Grey' is on the way! 'Fifty Shades' author announces new book, reveals cover

Author EL James announced Monday there would be a new "Fifty Shades" book, this time told from the point of view of Christian Grey.
/ Source: TODAY

Just when you thought you'd gone through all the shades of Christian Grey, a new one has cropped up: Author EL James announced Monday that a new book, "Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian" is on the way.

In a caption accompanying a photo on the new cover, James wrote, "Hello all. For those of you who have asked, Christian's POV of #FSOG is published on 18th June for his birthday. It's called GREY... I hope you enjoy it."

This hints that James isn't necessarily telling a new story — just a different take on the ones written up in the three "Fifty Shades" books already out there.

"This book is dedicated to those readers who asked ... and asked ... and asked for this," James wrote on the opening page of the book, according to a post on her blog.

She added on her blog, "It's been a great pleasure to return to my happy place — writing, being with Christian and Ana in their universe, and working with the fantastic team at [publisher] Vintage."

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"Fifty Shades of Grey" and its two sequels, "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed," have sold over 125 million copies. The first entry in the trilogy was made into a movie that was released in February of this year and earned over $569 million in worldwide box office.

Adaptations of second and third books in the series are scheduled for release in theaters in 2017 and 2018.

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