For the everyday writer who toils away tirelessly and queries relentlessly, visiting your local
gossip site trustworthy news site and discovering someone who already makes more in one day than you'll likely make in a lifetime just inked a three book deal can be . . . disheartening. Those who find celebrity book deals as a sure sign of the Literary Apocalypse feel most celebrities have no place trying their hand at writing and are simply taking away a book deal from someone likely more worthy. The opposing argument believes the bottom line speaks for itself: books attached with celebrities tend to sell. More money in the publisher's pockets mean more money for more book deals.
Regardless of which side of the fence you take up residence, the most important question still remains (one I must confess I can't answer as I haven't read any)
Are the books good?
Have you read a celebrity author? Was it worth it? How do you feel about celebrity book deals?
|Sorry Snooks. I don't think I'll be starting with yours.|