03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Celebrity Memoirs' Popularity Fading In UK; What About USA?

The lustre of celebrity memoirs, possibly the most reviled literary genre in history, is fading as publishers voice their alarm over returns from books that have been "authored" by star names to whom they have paid vast advances.

One publishing house, Hachette UK, has already announced redundancies because of cutbacks in "ghostwritten celebrity and sports memoirs" so that it can focus on more traditional titles.

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