Thursday, March 13, 2008

Katie Price: WH Smith today, the Booker tomorrow?

Wonderful news that Katie Price - alias Jordan - has managed to get herself onto one of the Galaxy British Book Awards shortlists - namely, on the WH Smith Children's Book of the Year shortlist for her My Pony Care Book (Red Fox). It seems entirely right that a publishing world dedicated to manufacturing books based on celebrity brands (Hello Kerry, still getting Iceland food deliveries, I see) should now begin to reward those brands while the actual author sneers in professional purdah. I do hope Katie wins the prize. She has at least 27 more “memoirs” to go before death, as I pointed out recently, and the Guardian kindly reported and properly credited.

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