Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Keeping Abreast of the Latest Authors

Mes Amis

While this may not mean much to anyone outside the UK, I don't know how to feel about the fact that Jodi Marsh is giving up celebrity to become an author (she already has a five book deal?). Pleased that she'll be off our TV? Or worried because she'll be invading our bookstores with, no doubt, a full on marketing campaign that'll leave less well connected authors eating her dust. Of course, I'm sure she'll be every bit as talented an author as Pamela Anderson.

I wonder if her books will be as raunchy as Alan Titchmarsh's epics...

Au revoir

Russel

2 comments:

Vincent said...

Okay, I can see why a publisher would give someone like Jodi Marsh a book deal. The celebrity factor alone will sell copies, however poor the book. But a five book publishing deal? I suppose it'll keep a ghost writer in work.

Russel said...

I just find it amusing that a cut price Jordan imitator is considered a celebrity but there you go. At the day job, I had a customer come in one day looking for Jordan's biog. We didn't have any copies left so I pointed out that we did have Ms Marsh. "I dinnae want her book," says the customer. "She's just a cheap tart." Like Jordan's a classy bird, of course.

Mind you we shouldn't judge - she could be, like, the next Dostoyevsky or something.

Or at least her ghost writer might be.