CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - Hundreds of workers in Crawfordsville are getting a windfall thanks to their employer's mega-hit, Fifty Shades of Grey, and other best-sellers, 24-Hour News 8 news partner The Paper of Montgomery County reports .
Random House's director of operations in Crawfordsville, Lori De Raza, said all 292 employees there would be receiving the bonuses, which will range up to $5,000 for anyone who has worked for the company since at least January 2012.
"It is very exciting," she told the newspaper. "I am so happy for every one of my employees. They are very deserving."
She noted she'd been with the company 20 years and could not remember such a large bonus ever being given to all employees.
In a companywide letter sent last week, CEO Markus Dohle noted the publisher's "unprecedented success" in 2012. EL James' erotic Grey trilogy has sold more than 35 million copies, and Random Houser also released such best-sellers as Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Robert Caro's The Passage of Power.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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