Friday, June 3, 2011

ghostwriting is alive and well

Is anyone besides me mystified at all the celebutantes writing novels these days? Nicole Richie has had two novels published. Hilary Duff released her first novel, Elixir, last year. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi published a novel in January (despite telling The New York Times last year that she had read only two books in her life), A Shore Thing, which landed on the New York Times best-seller list. And now the Kardashians are writing a novel, and on and on.
Clearly, these women had help. I can only conclude in this day and age ghostwriting is alive and well. Read about it in The New York Times: In Their Own Words? Maybe.

Has anyone gotten in on this ghostwriting gravy-train? Is it a good development? Or just one more signal that the publishing industry is in trouble? What do you think?

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