Originally posted on Writers Write:
Everybody has a story to tell. This is true. What is not true is that every story deserves to be published.
Many people think they have a story that is unique, or has never been told before, or is so shocking/amazing/sensational that a publisher will not only buy it, but offer to write and edit it for them. This is not going to happen. Even if you are famous. It is a fallacy that celebrity equals book sales. Most readers of books are not interested in a book ‘written’ by a Kardashian or a Snooki (Read this interesting post from Writers Digest about actors turned authors and their actual book sales.)