The face of publishing now
This is the trend: 50 Shades of Grey-type stuff, Vampires, self-published stuff in those genres that gets popular. The daily industry newsletter I get, Publishers Lunch, has this in its roundup of recently completed publishing deals:
"Fiction: Women's/Romance Tara Sue Me's fanfiction.net success, first posted in 2009, the Submissive Trilogy, an erotic portrayal of a relationship between a wealthy CEO and a young librarian, beginning with The Submissive, now out as an ebook (with a trade paperback in June), followed by The Dominant in August 2013 and The Training in October 2013, to Claire Zion at NAL, by Red Publishing in Australia, which published the first book down under in 2012 (world).
UK and Australian rights to Headline, in a pre-empt."