I'm beginning to see that a lot of Celebrities of various degrees of fame (not including famous authors) getting their books published pretty much straight away (disregarding Autobiographies) and seemingly without the usual bouncing around companies hoping that the grab that elusive deal. I wouldn't claim to have read them all and some might be good, but I wondered what the people of this forum, (published or unpublished) think about the possible ease they get to publishing because of their name or reputation? Even if its not a good novel. For the published ones here, did you have a struggle or was it easier than you thought? I just wondered what the struggling writer on the street thinks about it. PS. This isn't written with any bad feelings, it's just one of those things that made me think.