Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday night rant.

Every day I read about another reality star/actor ....writing a book. Just yesterday I read that SNOOKI (from Jersey Shore, if you aren't familiar) is now writing a book that is set to be published by Simon and Schuster.

This ticks me off. This proves that publishing houses are only interested in money and not in quality. How many actors have published children's books just because they felt like it? How many reality stars have gotten that long awaited book contract with just a phone call from their agent?

I'm sorry, but this begs the question-
WHAT ABOUT US??! What about ME? What about all the aspiring writers out there that go to conferences, join critique groups, read blogs, and buy copies of The Children's Writers and Illustator's Market? What about all those solidly GOOD writers out there that are struggling to break through a slow market? Doesn't this seem a little unfair?

I mean, I get it. Book sales. But, really? Snooki? Okay, I'm done.

You can now get back to your regularly scheduled program.


Jonathon Arntson said...


I suppose the silver lining is that good books, our books, will look even better in two hundred years when they look back on now.

Erica said...

I agree, when I found out that Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Madonna had all written fiction (it's one thing to have a ghost writer do you bio, quite another to play author) it made me want to scream. It's pathetic.

S.I.F. said...

I heard about this today too, and was totally annoyed! Freaking Snooki?!?

Richard said...
Hope this makes you feel better!

Dena said...

haha! Rich that's so funny I'm adding it to this post!

ElegantSnobbery said...

That Venn diagram is the best thing EVER.

Mia said...

Hahaha, so true. That diagram says it all *nods*

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Mohamed Mughal said...

Let it go. Keep honing your craft.

Anonymous said...

i bet she could write at least.

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