The danger in all this is that the range of books that are available and will be available in the future is strictly controlled by a few publishers whose criteria are less to do with literary standards and more to do with commercial success. This was evident in the fight over who would win the chance to offer Pippa Middleton a six-figure book deal before even a single word was put to paper. I am sure her book will be competently written and will sell very well but this does not give much heart to the thousands of authors who would like to have even a modest publishing deal.
Move over celebs! Give the rest of us a chance.