Love 'em or hate 'em, celebrities publishing books are here to stay

<p>Last week, the top four hardback non-fiction bestsellers were Jade: My Autobiography, Jordan: A Whole New World, Constance Briscoe's Ugly, and Danniella Westbrook's The Other Side of Nowhere. Sitting pertinently at number five was Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?</p><p>We will leave the better-qualified commentators to consider the significance of such a list, although it's fair to say that it does not fill us with unalloyed joy. Instead, let's consider what is driving this trend, and what it means for publishers and retailers.</p><p>These books are the end product of the celebrity o...

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