Celebrity Memoirs Tank…Good for Non-Celeb Authors

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Celbrity author memoirs are tanking. Last year, books that were expected to move some 200K copies were selling an anemic 17K or 20K total.
Part of the drop is due to the fact that celebs are producing more than one memoir. People are interested…but just not that much.
An impact that hasn’t been discussed yet is the availiability of so much other writing due to indie efforts. Why read about a celebrity whose high-flying life has little to do with the average person when someone else’s tale of triumph resonates much more clearly because the author was also an average person?
The memoir market fell only 4% last year. Fewer celebrity memoirs sold as expected, and could themselves be responsible for most of this dip. That indicates that everyday folks who produced memoirs were being read instead.
Good news for all of us with an important message that needs to…

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  1. Perhaps people are interested in real life people more than glamorized, half truths. 🙂

  2. Yes, I think readers can relate to real people’s memoirs more so than to celebrity memoirs. We’ll see how 2015 plays out for memoirs. Thank you Debbie for stopping by my blog and commenting.

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