A blog from Tonto Books, featuring musings from the publishing world and some occasional special guest appearances.

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Book That I Wrote... not.

There was a very interesting article in The Times Online today. Bruce Dessau looked at the wonderful world of the ghostwriter: "One publishing insider suggests that there are few celebrities who literally write their own autobiographies, maybe less than 20 per cent, but the book world is often reluctant to let readers in on the fact."

What? You mean they don't even write their own books? It was refreshing to see that Peter Kay was one of those who bothered to sit down and write his own story. The celeb memoir is big business and now there are two I can think of who have branched out into novel writing. As a ghostwriter myself, I always have a chuckle when I hear or read interviews telling that a celeb has just finished his or her book, wondering if they mean just finished reading it for the first time. Cynical? Moi?

Here's a great in-depth interview from one of those new novelists.


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